18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights

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.
On the 28th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, thenadmire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Istanbul, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Pantheon and then contemplate the long history of Colosseum. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome online tour builder.

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thenexplore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence itinerary builder website.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of °C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona route planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Big Ben, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Barcelona to London by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect London to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip site.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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