15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  5 h
5
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Ecumenical Patriarchate.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Istanbul is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Jakarta to Istanbul. Traveling from Jakarta in April, expect Istanbul to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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 12th (Sun): take a stroll through Vaci Street, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, don't miss a visit to Andrassy Avenue, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Koller Gallery.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Budapest attractions website .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in April, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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 14th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Zaccaria, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then see the interesting displays at Ca' Rezzonico, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza 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 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): shop like a local with Ravello Arte, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally shop like a local with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luna Convento, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Ravello trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Florence in April, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Amalfi
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

3
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 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary app .

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in April, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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