15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and stop by Montmartre.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Paris reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, shop like a local with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, Florence is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

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 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then make a trip to Roman Forum, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome travel route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Ravello, Italy

— 4 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Escape the urban bustle at Fornillo and Lido Capo di Conca. Venture out of the city with trips to Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano (in Positano) and Marina di Praia Beach (in Praiano). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, stroll through Lido di Ravello, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello journey planner.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in June: highs in Ravello hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, examine the collection at Pera Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul itinerary planner.

Fly from Ravello to Istanbul in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. Traveling from Ravello to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in June since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites
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