17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Salvador, Brazil
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  6​h 30​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
7
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Salvador, Brazil

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira, admire the striking features of Palacio Nacional de Sintra, and then view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon sightseeing planning site .

Salvador, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salvador to Lisbon is 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salvador in September since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

2
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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Le Marais, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris online route builder .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. In September, Paris is slightly colder than Lisbon - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and finally contemplate the long history of Prasna brana.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip planning website .

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Budapest, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami . On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Budapest 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 (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Istanbul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Istanbul to Florence in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Florence. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Florence hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Ravello.

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 ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then stroll through Lido di Ravello, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ravello itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fornillo, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

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

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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