20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Doha, Qatar

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel tool .

Doha, Qatar to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Doha in August, plan for much colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Head to Central Market Hall and Vaci Streetfor plenty of shopping. On the 4th (Sun), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Budapest online trip maker .

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

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.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

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Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in August, with highs in Rome at 38°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
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 9th (Fri): stroll around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and then take a stroll through Le Marais.

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Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Paris is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and St. Michan's Church. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Guinness Storehouse and National Gallery of Ireland. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around St Stephens Green, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and get curious at Science Gallery Dublin.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin online tour itinerary maker .

Fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 16th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then contemplate the long history of Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan), and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): stroll through Sandhamn, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Stockholm Old Town, and finally find something for the whole family at Junibacken.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Stockholm day trip planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Stockholm in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Stockholm. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), then pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and finally examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Divo Ostrov.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg travel route builder .

Getting from Stockholm to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In August in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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