20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Bengaluru, India

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Hippodrome (At Meydani). On the next day, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally wander the streets of Ortakoy.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul itinerary builder .

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Bengaluru to Istanbul, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in February, you will find days in Istanbul are colder (11°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally make a trip to Hősök tere. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Traveling from Istanbul in February, expect nights in Budapest to be much colder, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train 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

2
nights
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 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vienna vacation planner.

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Lesser Town, then make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip builder tool .

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip maker site .

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, unwind over a drink at Coca-Cola London Eye, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read London trip planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. February in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

2
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.
On the 28th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris visit planning app .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in February, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome itinerary builder site .

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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