17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Annecy, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Gap, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
Fly
8
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Rambla del Mar, walk around Parque del Laberint d'Horta, then get to know the fascinating history of Barri de Gracia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Vicens. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Catalunya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Lleo i Morera.

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Brisbane, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in January, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Toulouse, France

— 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 4th (Mon), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Toulouse vacation site.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Toulouse takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Toulouse hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Tours · Wineries · Spas

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Bordeaux, France

— 1 night

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): do a tasting at The Naked Vigneron, stroll around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), and then take a stroll through Port de la Lune.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip app.

Drive from Toulouse to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville, stroll around Parc Monceau, then explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, then wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Vendome.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Bordeaux in January, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Annecy.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Annecy, France

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): work some fitness into your day at Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Francois, and then admire the masterpieces at Conservatoire Art et Histoire.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Annecy trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Annecy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Annecy sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gap.

Things to do in Annecy

Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Gap, France

— 1 night
Gap is a commune in southeastern France, the capital and largest town of the Hautes-Alpes department. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get outside with Ressources Parapente, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Andre-des-Cordeliers, and then stroll around Parc Jardin Bernard Givaudan.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gap online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Annecy to Gap in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Gap

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Marseille, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 10th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Musee Grobet-Labadie, then don't miss a visit to Basilique du Sacre-Ceour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Laurent, and finally see the interesting displays at Pavillon M.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille attractions planning website.

Drive from Gap to Marseille in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 11th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Ancient Rome, then make a trip to Trajan's Column, then get engrossed in the history at Welcome to Rome, and finally see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planner.

Fly from Marseille to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

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 12th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Budapest History Museum, then don't miss a visit to Little Princess Statue, then pause for some photo ops at Girl With Her Dog Statue, and finally take some stellar pictures from Budapest Eye.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest attractions planner.

You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in January: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 3°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums

Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Eminonu Square and Beyoglu. Get out of town with these interesting Istanbul side-trips: Bursa (Emir Sultan Camii, Isabey CAMii, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Halic, take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, admire the landmark architecture of Cinili Kosk (Tiled Kiosk), and take in panoramic vistas at KIz Kulesi.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul tour builder app.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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