23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  16 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Manila, Philippines

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Rustem Pasha Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, steep yourself in history at Little Hagia Sophia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planning site .

Manila, Philippines to Istanbul is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manila to Istanbul. Traveling from Manila in April, expect Istanbul to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Parliament, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest route maker website .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in April, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Charles Bridge. On your second day here, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower (Rozhledna), make a trip to Old Town Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague trip maker app .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in April: highs in Prague hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and then stroll through Park Guell.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip website .

Getting from Prague to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Prague - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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 17th (Wed), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 19th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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 21st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, and then wander the streets of Île de la Cité. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planner.

Getting from Florence to Paris by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in April, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London planning app .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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