22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
9
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On your second day here, wander the streets of Ortakoy, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect nights in Istanbul to be much hotter, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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 15th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Budapest. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Nordiska museet, see the interesting displays at Skansen, and then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stockholm Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

Plan a Stockholm trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Budapest to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Budapest in June; daily highs in Stockholm reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Guinness Storehouse. Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol and Malahide Castle. Change things up with a short trip to Powerscourt Gardens and House in Enniskerry (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Ireland, examine the collection at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Dublin in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. June in Dublin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Malahide Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, wander the streets of Holland Park, then explore the world behind art at Kenwood House, then explore the galleries of Wallace Collection, and finally get your bearings at British Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Cutty Sark, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Royal Naval College, then take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then wander the streets of Montmartre.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip maker .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Croce and Campanile di Giotto. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna & San Gimignano Bell Tower). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder tool .

You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
On the 1st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then shop like a local with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and finally learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro del Paradiso, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ravello travel route builder 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. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ravello, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Le Vigne di Raito
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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