17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Paris is 5 hours. Traveling from San Juan in November, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 12°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice attractions planning tool .

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade). Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in November: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 14th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Vaci Street, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Budapest are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): wander the streets of Ortakoy, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rustem Pasha Mosque.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul travel website .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in November, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Catacombe di San Callisto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Istanbul in November, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Belém Tower, then take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour planning tool .

You can fly from Florence to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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