7 days in Europe Itinerary

7 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Madurai, India
Fly:  14 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Madurai, 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary tool.

Madurai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Traveling from Madurai in December, things will get colder in Istanbul: highs are around 7°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

1
night
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 28th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in December: highs in Rome hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Rome to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in December; daily highs in Prague reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest online vacation builder.

Drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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