15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain
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Paris, France
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Vienna, Austria
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Budapest, Hungary
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

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 2nd (Sat): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

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New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Rome is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then have some family-friendly fun at Virtua, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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 6th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, then make a trip to Champs-Elysees, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally make a trip to Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namEsti). On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Prague holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then browse the exhibits of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna itinerary maker website.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

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Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower and then get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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