16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

2
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder tool .

New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip maker .

Getting from Florence to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and then pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In May in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
On the 30th (Sat), head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 1st (Mon), make a trip to Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then meet the residents at ARTIS, and then walk around Vondelpark.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam sightseeing planning app .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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 3rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Prague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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