21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Kansas City, United States


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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, and finally pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue.

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Rome, Italy to Dublin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in May, with highs in Dublin at 59°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Big Ben and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the London attractions planning website .

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in London, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and then stroll through Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Red Light District, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam visit website .

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Berlin attractions planning website .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town Square, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take a stroll through Mala strana, and finally take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Chapel of St. Virgil and then admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Belvedere Schlossgarten, then steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vienna itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Parliament, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip planning site .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Negozio Olivetti, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and then don't miss a visit to Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice travel tool .

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

Discover how to plan a Rome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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