9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train + Bus:  9 h
2
Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
4
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), 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 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, and then wander the streets of Ortakoy. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Istanbul online attractions planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Istanbul is an approximately 12-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 Kolkata (Calcutta) to Istanbul. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

1
night
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Plage du Lavandou and then stroll through Plage de Cavaliere. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Ponche, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Marines, then kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, and finally stroll through Plage des Canebiers.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez travel route builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Istanbul to Saint-Tropez in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in October since evenings lows in Saint-Tropez dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Plage de Sylvabelle, Plage des Marines
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Grande Plage du Lavandou ©
Grande Plage du Lavandou

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 22nd (Mon): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nova Mar Bella Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona visit planner.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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 24th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online visit planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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