19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

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.
Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome online trip itinerary maker .

Florianopolis, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Florianopolis to Rome. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florianopolis in April: high temperatures in Rome hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Istanbul Modern Museum. Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Istanbul road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In April in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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 3rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 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. Traveling from Istanbul in May, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and The Catacombs of Paris for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip site .

You can fly from Budapest to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Budapest in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you're off tohome.

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

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