22 days in Europe & Central America Itinerary

22 days in Europe & Central America Itinerary

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22 days in Europe & Central America Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  18​h
7
Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis, United States

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, Placa de Sant Jaume, Casa Amatller, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at El Barri Gòtic and Parc Guell. Popular historic sites such as Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona journey planning tool .

Indianapolis, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathedral and Royal Chapel, La Ermita de San Miguel Alto and Sacromonte. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take a stroll through Sacromonte, don't miss a visit to La Ermita de San Miguel Alto, and then take a stroll through Albayzin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Royal Chapel, then steep yourself in history at Alhambra, and then admire the landmark architecture of Generalife.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Granada trip planning tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Shop till you drop at Via Condotti and Soqquadro APS. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome route planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Rome takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Shop till you drop at M.G. Design and Mercato Centrale. You'll explore and learn at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

Plan trip to Florence with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally make a trip to St. Mark's Square. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Le Marais and Musee d'Orsay. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Île de la Cité. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris route planning site .

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in May, with highs in Paris at 64°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©
The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
On the 25th (Mon), get impressive views of Mombacho, then don't miss a visit to Parque Colon de Granada, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, look for gifts at Masaya Crafts Market, get some fabulous bargains at Mombacho Cigars, then examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada, then steep yourself in history at Palacio Episcopal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Granada vacation maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Paris to Granada in 18 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Masaya Crafts Market
Highlights from your plan
Mombacho ©
Mombacho
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada

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