20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip maker

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
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Edirne, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 10 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, have fun at Time Travel Vienna, then get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna route builder.

London, UK to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vienna: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then stroll around Margaret Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Miniversum Budapest.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Budapest are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 2 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Heptapyrgion, contemplate the long history of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), then pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, then take in the exciting artwork at Seikilo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolis Cathedral of Agios Gregorios Palamas. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panagia Dexia, then explore the ancient world of Rotunda, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

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Traveling by flight from Budapest to Thessaloniki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Thessaloniki. Traveling from Budapest in June, things will get a bit warmer in Thessaloniki: highs are around 35°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Edirne, Turkey

— 2 nights
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Muradiye Camii, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bulgarian church of Sweti George, and then learn about all things military at Balkan War Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi and then admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Edirne trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Edirne in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Edirne due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums

Istanbul, Turkey

— 10 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.
You've now added Rumeli Fortress to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Suleymaniye Cami and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Topkapi Palace and Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Istanbul with an excursion to Altinkemer Local Beach in Karamursel--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, take a stroll through Ortakoy, soak in style at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Istanbul are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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