20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Buje, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Budapest, Hungary

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 23rd (Sat), take in the views from Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid), then get a sense of history and politics at Residence Parliament, then examine the collection at House of Terror, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő, then enjoy some diversion at Zugligeti Libegő, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Budapest travel planner.

If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major airport is Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Palatinus Strandfürdő ©
Palatinus Strandfürdő
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

3
nights
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 26th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Skansen, get engrossed in the history at The Hallwyl Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Junibacken, then get in on the family fun at Gröna Lund, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in September, expect Stockholm to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. On the 28th (Thu), you're off toBuje.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

1
night
Buje, Croatia

Buje ©
Buje is a town situated in Istria, Croatia's westernmost peninsula.Buje was known as the "sentinel of Istria" for its hilltop site located 10km inland from the Adriatic Sea. On the 29th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinesta Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Buje online itinerary creator.

Explore your travel options from Stockholm to Buje with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in September: high temperatures in Buje hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Buje

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pinesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pinesta Beach ©
Pinesta Beach

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, examine the collection at Doges' Palace, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. On the next day, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice itinerary planner.

Drive from Buje to Venice in 2.5 hours. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then ponder the design of Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome travel planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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 5th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia, and finally see the interesting displays at El Cafè de la Pedrera.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona vacation builder.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, take a stroll through Plaka District, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Athens in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and hunt for treasures at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi).

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul itinerary builder.

Fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

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