22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Athens, Greece

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kapali Carsi. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and take in panoramic vistas at KIz Kulesi.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planning tool .

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Athens to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in June, expect Istanbul to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

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 25th (Thu): take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue and then make a splash at Palatinus Strandfürdő.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, then find something for the whole family at Junibacken, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Nordiska museet, and finally admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

Make your Stockholm itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Budapest to Stockholm by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect Stockholm to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Junibacken ©
Junibacken
Skansen ©
Skansen

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tivoli Gardens and Rundetarn. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), take a stroll through Stroeget, and contemplate the long history of Kastellet.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Phoenix Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, make a trip to Merrion Square, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Dublin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Copenhagen to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online holiday planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in July, with highs in Lisbon at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, walk around Parc Guell, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona travel route website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the mystery of Catacombe di San Callisto, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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