17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 night

Queen of Cities

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 20th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and then take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary builder app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in May, expect Istanbul to be cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome visit planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Florence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Head to La Boqueria and Passeig de Graciafor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona tour itinerary app.

Getting from Florence to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get a sense of the local culture at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to The Vrtba Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Prague road trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Prague, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 3rd (Thu), pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, view the masterpieces at Koller Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online travel route builder.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Prague in June, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5: