13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Kursk, Russia
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Kursk, Russia

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, thentake an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip builder website.

Kursk, Russia to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kursk in December: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 7°C and lows are around 7°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 14th (Thu), kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, thentake an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Plaka and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Athens is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in December, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.
You've now added Colosseum and Vatican Tours by Italy Wonders to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sat), gain interesting insight with Colosseum and Vatican Tours by Italy Wonders, explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, thenmake a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in December, with lows around 4°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Nova Mar Bella Beach, stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, thendon't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On your second day here, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
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 20th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris route tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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