22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Kythira, Greece
— 3 nights

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get some cultural insight at Ortakoy and Chora Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, wander the streets of Taksim Square, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip site.

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Istanbul to be warmer, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, thenget to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, thensteep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach, thenstep into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Traveling from Istanbul in August, Budapest is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Staromestske namesti, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Lesser Town, take in the views from Charles Bridge, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and finally steep yourself in history at Powder Tower.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Prague tour planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Budapest in August, you will find days in Prague are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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 some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Montmartre. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then wander the streets of Las Ramblas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, thenwander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Florence.

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
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thensnap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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.
On the 6th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, thenexplore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, thenmake a trip to Piazza Navona, thendon't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome visit planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Kythira.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Kythira, Greece

Kythira ©
Take a break from the city and head to Fournoi Beach and Melidoni Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kythira trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Rome to Kythira with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kythira

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kythira Beach Canal ©
Kythira Beach Canal
Melidoni Beach ©
Melidoni Beach
Sochora Boutique ©
Sochora Boutique

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