17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Skansen, then have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and then admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm day trip website.

New Delhi, India to Stockholm is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Stockholm, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Stockholm is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Grona Lunds Tivoli ©
Grona Lunds Tivoli
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid, and then find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, then partake in some friendly competition at TIMEQUEST Escape Rooms Copenhagen, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen driving holiday site.

You can fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): wander the streets of Temple Bar, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, then walk around St Stephens Green, and finally see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse. On the next day, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and then walk around Phoenix Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Dublin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Dublin. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then get your game on at Enigmik Escape Room, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Barcelona in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Barcelona. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in May: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 25°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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 24th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online travel planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
On the 27th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then test your team's savvy at E-Exit Escape Game, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest holiday builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Venice to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Venice in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Budapest. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Heroes' Square ©
Heroes' Square

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Istanbul holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Istanbul in 4 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. In May, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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