7 days in Europe Itinerary

7 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 day
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Budapest online trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Budapest is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Budapest to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano) and Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

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 21st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul online route builder.

You can fly from Rome to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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