17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  10 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: New Delhi, India

3
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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Ortakoy make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, hunt for treasures at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi), soak in style at Turkish baths, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip builder.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in April; daily highs in Istanbul reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Family-friendly places like La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Milà, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, examine the collection at Picasso Museum, and don't miss a visit to Galería Maxó.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Barcelona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Bring the kids along to Canal Grande and Doges' Palace. There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Mark's Square, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip generator.

You can fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will enjoy Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, examine the collection at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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