16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest day trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Budapest is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Budapest, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in April; daily highs in Budapest reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

1
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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in April since evenings lows in Venice dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning website.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

2
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

2
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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 22nd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online vacation planner.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stop by Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris attractions tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then hunt for treasures at Bloemenmarkt, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods