26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: New Delhi, India

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chora Museum and Ortakoy. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, kick back and relax at Suma Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dalia Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip site.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect Istanbul to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Florya Sahil Parkı ©
Florya Sahil Parkı
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Fisherman's Bastion and Hungarian Parliament Building. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Matthias Church and House of Terror Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Traveling from Istanbul in April, plan for little chillier nights in Budapest, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Get some cultural insight at Parc Guell and Casa Batllo. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), catch a live event at Camp Nou, and admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau.

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

Getting from Budapest to Barcelona by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in April since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Blue Moon (in Lido di Venezia) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Blue Moon, Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Family-friendly places like Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace will thrill your kids. Get some cultural insight at The Baptistery of St. John and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online route planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

5
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.
Relax by the water at V Lounge Beach Club and Moai Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Oasi Naturista in Lido di Ostia, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planning website.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Moai Beach, Oasi Naturista
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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