22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
3
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
bus + train:  5​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad, India

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul attractions planning tool .

Hyderabad, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Istanbul. In May, Istanbul is cooler than Hyderabad - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then make a trip to Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary website .

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Ravello Arte, revel in the low prices at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello and then take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods).

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 22nd (Wed), get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker .

Getting from Ravello to Florence by combination of bus and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ravello in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Rue d'Antibes. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de Sylvabelle and Heraclee Beach. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cannes trip planner .

You can drive from Milan to Cannes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Cannes, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Mandelieu-la-Napoule, La Croix-Valmer, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning app .

You can fly from Cannes to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Cannes, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 30th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through Leidseplein, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Russian Museum. For shopping fun, head to Tretyakov's Gallery or Photogallery Rachmaninov Garden. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and get to know the fascinating history of Znamenka Estate.

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

Getting from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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