16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Monterrey, Mexico
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  6​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Monterrey, Mexico

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace. On the next day, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Monterrey, Mexico to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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 24th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, then contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul sightseeing planning website .

Fly from Venice to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Venice, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online itinerary planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Florence by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Florence. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Get in touch with nature at Lido di Ravello and Fornillo. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Vietri sul Mare (Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare & Le Vigne di Raito) and Bagni d'Arienzo (in Positano). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in September, Ravello is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Vietri sul Mare, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and Colosseum. The adventure continues: make a trip to Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of taxi, subway, and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in October since evenings lows in Rome dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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