21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+6
Bus + Train + Fly + Foot + Bus + Train + Bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  3​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela will appeal to museum buffs. Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Ravello with a short trip to Fornillo in Positano, about 52 minutes away.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Ravello is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Ravello due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Abu Dhabi in May, plan for cooler days in Ravello, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Fornillo
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in May, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Pisa. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Scrovegni Chapel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Piazza delle Erbe & Arena di Verona). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice road trip planning site .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Paris is little chillier than Venice - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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 discover tucked-away gems like Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Shop till you drop at Andrassy Avenue and Koller Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, make a trip to Vaci Street, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Budapest road trip website .

You can fly from Paris to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: highs in Budapest hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and then explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Istanbul itinerary builder website .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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