17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Rome due to the time zone difference. In October, Rome is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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 5th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder app.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in October, you will find days in Venice are little chillier (66°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 3 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Krka National Park (in Skradin) and Speed Boats Tours (in Trogir). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and make a trip to Gaspina mlinica.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Split takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sotira Lykodimou Church (Russian Church).

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary website.

Getting from Split to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Split to Athens is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 4 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Athens in October, with lows around 73°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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