8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore, India
Fly:  13 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  5 h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
Subway + Train:  3 h
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Coimbatore, 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 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and finally take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner .

Coimbatore, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Coimbatore to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
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 18th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest itinerary maker .

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in August since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Budapest

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

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Budapest to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

1
night
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, and then steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello travel planner .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in August, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
On the 21st (Wed), steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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