17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Jewish Cemetery, and then take a stroll through Old Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Mala strana.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Prague is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Prague is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get colder in Prague: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Le Marais and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find out how to plan a trip to Paris, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Prague to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then make a trip to St. Mark's Square, and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Venice is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

3
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.
Palatine Hill and Colosseum will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Catacombe di San Callisto, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower. Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii), wander the streets of Ortakoy, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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