22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
9
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum and then don't miss a visit to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

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

London, UK to Bruges is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In April in Bruges, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online visit planner .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Powder Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, and finally take a stroll through Old Town Square. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take a stroll through Mala strana, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Jewish Cemetery, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Budapest route planning tool .

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Mark's Square and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 58 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Budapest in April, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Uffizi Galleries and Pitti Palace. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Vecchio will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip website .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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.
Visit Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Peter's Basilica and Pantheon. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
day
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 3rd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

4
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.
Visit Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Paris is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train back home.

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

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