26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad, India
Fly:  10​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  2​h 45​min
6
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
7
Le Lavandou, France
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad, 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 15th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planning site .

Ahmedabad, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Istanbul. Traveling from Ahmedabad in June, you will find days in Istanbul are much colder (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue. Popular historic sites such as Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Budapest road trip planning website .

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Budapest, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Ca' Rezzonico. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and wander the streets of Santa Croce.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice vacation planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
You'll get in some beach time at Lido di Ravello and Spiaggia Lannio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Duomo di Ravello. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo & Fornillo) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Atrani.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ravello vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train, subway, and taxi from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Ravello, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Le Vigne di Raito, Spiaggia di Atrani, Spiaggia Lannio, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

2
nights
Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Relax by the water at Plage de l'Anglade and Plage de Jean Blanc. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Gigaro. Get out of town with these interesting Le Lavandou side-trips: Saint-Tropez (Plage des Canebiers & Plage de la Ponche). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle and stroll through Plage de Cavaliere.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Le Lavandou trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ravello to Le Lavandou. Traveling from Ravello in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Le Lavandou, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, La Croix-Valmer
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

1
night
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 5th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Le Lavandou to Barcelona. Traveling from Le Lavandou in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), then examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, and then appreciate the history behind Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Russian Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Peterhof Grand Palace, then steep yourself in history at The Marly Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at The Bath Block.

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You can fly from Barcelona to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Barcelona to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In July, St. Petersburg is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

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