18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally don't miss a visit to Hippodrome (At Meydani). Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder app .

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, things will get much colder in Istanbul: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

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 20th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then have fun at Budapest Shooting, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Budapest visit website .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in April since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice day trip website .

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Venice, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
On the 24th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome online journey builder .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
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 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip tool .

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Phoenix Park, then walk around St Stephens Green, and then wander the streets of Temple Bar.

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Getting from Barcelona to Dublin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Dublin. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in April; daily highs in Dublin reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, stroll around St. James's Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London online travel planner .

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in London are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at ClueZ Paris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip tool .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
ClueZ Paris ©
ClueZ Paris
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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