16 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

16 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
1
New Delhi, India
— 1 day
Fly:  7 h
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: New Delhi, India

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New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then appreciate the history behind Mangal Mahadev Birla Kanan, and then explore the historical opulence of Red Fort.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In May, daytime highs in New Delhi are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
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Red Fort ©
Red Fort
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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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 30th (Sat): make a trip to Hippodrome, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from New Delhi to Istanbul in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Istanbul at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest holiday maker website .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Budapest. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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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 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Barcelona tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vienna in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll around Parque del Retiro, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally stroll around Casa de Campo.

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You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On the next day, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seville journey planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 11th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Alfama, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

Discover how to plan a Lisbon trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon. When traveling from Seville in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

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