12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ranchi, India
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Ranchi, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

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Ranchi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ranchi to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Ranchi, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
On the 31st (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): wander the streets of Le Marais, then admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip site .

You can fly from Istanbul to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Paris is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in May, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip tool .

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough 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
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
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.
On the 4th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
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 out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For maps, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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