19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and finally take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budapest travel planner.

You can fly from Paris to Budapest in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 37°F and lows are around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul visit planner.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and Piazza Navona. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in January, expect nights in Rome to be a bit cooler, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Siena and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get some cultural insight at Piazza del Campo and Basilica of Santa Croce. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico in Siena--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

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

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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.
Get some historical perspective at Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel. Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip website.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Venice reach 47°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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