23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Positano, Italy
— 5 nights


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4
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Suleymaniye Cami and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, stop by Ortakoy, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online trip itinerary planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jerusalem in October, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and get to know the fascinating history of Andrassy Avenue.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip maker site.

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Visit Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice trip builder tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in October, Venice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

Plan trip to Florence with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Colosseum and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. Pantheon and Church of St. Louis of the French are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

5
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Shop till you drop at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Pompeii Archaeological Park (in Pompeii), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more). There's more to do: choose your vessel at L'Uomo e il Mare and stop by Nana' Positano.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Positano travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Rome in October, with lows around °C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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