12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights

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): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, then admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning tool.

Ranchi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. When traveling from Ranchi in May, plan for much colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 25°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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), stroll through Île de la Cité, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris journey planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Paris in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Paris is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in June since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Arena di Verona (in Verona). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, Arena di Verona
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
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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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