18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Karachi, Pakistan

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, thentake an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

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Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Karachi in September, plan for much colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, thensee the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, thenadmire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip planning tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, thentake a stroll through Île de la Cité, and finally visit Le Marais. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Budapest to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
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.
On the 12th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, thenmake a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Zaccaria. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, thentake in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, thensteep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thenadmire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, thenexplore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time 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
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, thencontemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planning website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Do your shopping at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Visiting Lido Capo di Conca and Spiaggia di castiglione will get you outdoors. Step out of Ravello with an excursion to Il Sentiero Degli Dei in Positano--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello day trip planning website.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, subway, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ravello, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Le Vigne di Raito, Lido Capo di Conca, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Spiaggia di Atrani
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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