18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Karachi, Pakistan

1
night
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Palace Square and then explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and finally examine the collection at Russian Museum of Ethnography.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg holiday planning app.

Karachi, Pakistan to St. Petersburg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Karachi in September: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

1
night
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 8th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then wander the streets of Le Marais. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, thenshop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online road trip planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Paris in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thentake in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, thensnap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Florence hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, thencontemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the next day, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, thenexplore the ancient world of Pantheon, thenexplore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Duomo di Ravello will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Step out of Ravello with an excursion to Il Sentiero Degli Dei in Positano--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, revel in the low prices at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ravello online travel route planner.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Le Vigne di Raito
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

1
night
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 17th (Tue), take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), thenadmire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Ravello to Budapest takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, things will get slightly colder in Budapest: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami . Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Mihrimah Sultan Camii will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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