16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Budapest, Hungary
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Venice, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Paris is 6 hours. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): visit Lesser Town, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planning website.

Fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly 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.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, and finally admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly 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.
On the 8th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

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You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. On your second day here, explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

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 12th (Tue): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to 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 13th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Barcelona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon travel planning website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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