22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India

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 7th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Hungarian National Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary planning tool .

Bengaluru, India to Budapest is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, expect Budapest to be colder, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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 9th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and finally contemplate the long history of Prasna brana. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Prague travel route planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in May, you will find days in Prague are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Prague

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online trip maker .

Fly from Prague to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in May, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough 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
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and Vatican Museums. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome tour planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 16th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks 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

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.
Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online visit planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 21st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Atomium, steep yourself in history at Maison d'Erasme, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brussels online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

5
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.
Anne Frank House and Grote Markt will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Haarlem and see Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, get engrossed in the history at De Nieuwe Kerk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip maker .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Haarlem
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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