21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip maker

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Train
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Drive to Monopoli
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Monopoli, Italy
— 6 nights
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Drive to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Selcuk
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

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Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Blaues Haus (in Wertheim) and Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, and snap pictures at Iron Bridge.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Frankfurt. In April, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Bruges in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 day

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the galleries of Anne Frank House.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Jan VI van Nassau-Dillenburg (Jan de Oude), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Dom Tower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Utrecht trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Utrecht takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Utrecht sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Monopoli.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites

Monopoli, Italy

— 6 nights
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. When in Monopoli, make a side trip to see I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site in Alberobello, approximately Alberobello away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Masseria Brancati, examine the collection at Trullo Sovrano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo e Sito Archeologico Cripta Romanica, and experience the excitement of Zoosafari.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monopoli road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Utrecht to Monopoli. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Utrecht in April: high temperatures in Monopoli hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Selcuk.

Things to do in Monopoli

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Selcuk, Turkey

— 2 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Selcuk tour builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Monopoli to Selcuk. The time zone difference when traveling from Monopoli to Selcuk is 2 hours. When traveling from Monopoli in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums

Goreme, Turkey

— 3 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme travel planner.

Fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in May, expect Goreme to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Puglia travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.

Turkish Aegean Coast travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Abounding with the smell of local olive farms and citrus plantations, Turkish Aegean Coast offers stunning beaches dotted with picturesque harbors. Colorful parachutes float gently above the clear, turquoise water. The warm climate year-round makes the area a vacation destination in any season. Neighboring modern cities feature palm-lined streets, neoclassical architecture, and ruins from ancient times. You'll find yourself surrounded with fertile valleys in this region, as small lush hills rise out of the sea. Learn about the ancient art and philosophy that the coast inspired in this land of wine, honey, and olive oil.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.