17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 day
Drive
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 5 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Prague online trip builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Prague is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Highlights from your trip
Staromestske namesti ©
World heritage site
Staromestske namesti
4.8
Charles Bridge
Bridge
Charles Bridge
4.6
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
Religious Site
St. Vitus Cathedral
4.7

2
nights
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 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Budapest day trip planning website.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Highlights from your trip
Matthias Church ©
World heritage site
Matthias Church
4.7
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Government Building
Hungarian Parliament Building
4.7
Fisherman's Bastion ©
World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
4.6

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

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 (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami . On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul route maker site.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
Topkapi Palace ©
History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4
Hagia Sophia ©
Architectural Building
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Religious Site
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.3

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Venice hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Doge's Palace ©
Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
4.7
Canal Grande ©
Water Body
Canal Grande
4.8
Basilica di San Marco
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4

3
nights
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

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Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in October: highs in Rome hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
Trevi Fountain ©
Fountain
Trevi Fountain
4.4
Pantheon ©
World heritage site
Pantheon
4.8

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Palau Guell.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder site.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Barcelona

Highlights from your trip
Casa Batllo ©
World heritage site
Casa Batllo
4.6
Parc Guell ©
World heritage site
Parc Guell
4.1

5
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Museum Eugeen van Mieghem Museum has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: Ghent (Ghent City Center, Graslei and Korenlei, &more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's still lots to do: stop by Pierre Marcolini, get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, wander the streets of Zurenborg, and examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Antwerp in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in November; daily highs in Antwerp reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Gravensteen ©
Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
4.6

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