16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Monterrey, Mexico
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  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.
On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, thensteep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice online trip itinerary maker.

Monterrey, Mexico to Venice is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami . Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, thenexplore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, thentake an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul online route planner.

Getting from Venice to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Venice in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Pitti Palace. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Florence in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Florence is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Visiting Fornillo and Lido di Ravello will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Duomo di Ravello are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Ravello to Positano to see Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ravello visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Florence in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Ravello. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car 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
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and Galleria Borghese. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in October, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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