20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  6​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online trip itinerary builder .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Halaszbastya and Vaci Street. Do your shopping at Andrassy Avenue and Central Market Hall. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest day trip site .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in October, expect nights in Budapest to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visiting Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn and RSPB - Insh Marshes will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Ferintosh Community Market or The Bookmark Bookshop. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Beauly (Glen Strathfarrar & Aigas Field Centre), Tollie Red Kites (in Dingwall) and Abernethy National Nature Reserve (in Nethy Bridge). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness route builder tool .

Fly from Budapest to Inverness in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Inverness: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Beauly, Ferintosh Community Market, Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, RSPB - Insh Marshes
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
RSPB - Insh Marshes ©
RSPB - Insh Marshes
Abernethy National Nature Reserve ©
Abernethy National Nature Reserve

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.
Do your shopping at Grafton Street and National Gallery of Ireland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around Phoenix Park, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Dublin, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip tool .

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Sylvabelle and Lérins Islands. Shop till you drop at Rue d'Antibes and L'Antre des Delices. When in Cannes, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Saint-Raphael, approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to La Croisette and browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cannes trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Paris to Cannes in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get a bit warmer in Cannes: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, L'Antre des Delices, Plage de Sylvabelle
Highlights from your plan
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Cannes to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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