17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

1
night
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 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Prague trip app .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Prague is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Prague. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, with highs in Prague at 56°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum and then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eyup Sultan Mosque.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Istanbul driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Istanbul are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are much warmer (73°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Get some cultural insight at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Basilica di Santa Giustina, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Istanbul to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you will find days in Venice are little chillier (66°F), and nights are cooler (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Basilica di Santa Giustina, Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Baptistery of St. John and Campanile di Giotto. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cupola di San Pietro and Vatican Museums. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Orvieto and Colosseum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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