18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

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
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train + subway:  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.
Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online attractions planner .

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Istanbul. While traveling from Karachi, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Andrassy Avenue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in September since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and finally wander the streets of Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris visit planner .

Fly from Budapest to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice visit planning website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 14th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 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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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally don't miss a visit to Pantheon. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel 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 ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Ravello and Chiostro del Paradiso. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Vigne di Raito and Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ravello road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in September since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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