17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Stephen Bulgarian Orthodox Church, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, view the masterpieces at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, then explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, and finally take a stroll through Istiklal Caddesi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary maker.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Istanbul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March; daily highs in Istanbul reach 14°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Pamukkale, Turkey

— 1 night

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale online vacation planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Selcuk, Turkey

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 19th (Fri), stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, surround yourself with nature on Troy Tours, then don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, then contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wieliczka Salt Mine and Sukiennice (Cloth Hall). Get some cultural insight at Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle. Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Krakow road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Krakow takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Selcuk to Krakow due to the time zone difference. In March, Krakow is slightly colder than Selcuk - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at St. George's Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Staromestske namesti, examine the collection at Czech Repubrick, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, then steep yourself in history at Powder Tower, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Steel Figures.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Prague route builder site.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. March in Prague sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Visiting Ocean Legends Tours and Tour Delft - Private Tours will get you outdoors. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Leersumse Veld (in Leersum) and Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 4 nights

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.
Visiting Île de la Cité and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris holiday maker app.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. March in Paris sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.