23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Burbank, United States
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Subway:  30​min
2
Vatican City, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
5
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
7
Linz, Austria
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
9
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Burbank, United States

4
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.
Free Bike Tours Rome has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto are in your itinerary. Pantheon and Via Condotti are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder website .

Burbank, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Burbank to Rome. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 18th (Mon), you're off to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Nightlife Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus ©
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

1
day
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
You've now added Vatican Museums to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro, and finally don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vatican City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. In May, daytime highs in Vatican City are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Vatican City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Sistine Chapel ©
Sistine Chapel

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To find reviews, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Naples online travel route planner .

Getting from Vatican City to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Naples are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Forum
Highlights from your plan
Forum ©
Forum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Naples in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 52°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno ©
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for gifts at Mercato delle Erbe.

For more things to do, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bologna day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step out of the city life by going to Untersberg and Lammerklamm. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Hellbrunn and Franziskanerkirche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Hexenwasser (in Soll), Reiterkogelbahn (in Saalbach-Hinterglemm) and Naturdenkmal Seisenbergklamm (in Weissbach bei Lofer). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), hunt for treasures at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

For photos and other tourist information, use the Salzburg vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Bologna to Salzburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bologna in May, things will get little chillier in Salzburg: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Linz.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hexenwasser, Basilika St. Michael, Naturdenkmal Seisenbergklamm, Reiterkogelbahn
Highlights from your plan
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

1
night
Linz, Austria

Linz ©
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Prandegg, head outdoors with Grottenbahn, browse the different shops at Plus City, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian, then take an in-depth tour of Voestalpine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ursulinenkirche.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Linz driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Salzburg to Linz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vienna.

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian, Burgruine Prandegg
Highlights from your plan
Burgruine Prandegg ©
Burgruine Prandegg
Voestalpine ©
Voestalpine
Zahnmuseum Linz ©
Zahnmuseum Linz

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Shop till you drop at Das Goldene Wiener Herz and FreyWille. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Hofburg and Historic Center of Vienna. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Ringstrasse and admire the landmark architecture of State Hall of the Austrian National Library.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Linz to Vienna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wien Mitte the Mall. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at Eisenbahnmuseum Deutsch-Wagram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stift Klosterneuburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche am Steinhof, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anna's Church, and finally take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna travel itinerary planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Stift Klosterneuburg, Eisenbahnmuseum Deutsch-Wagram
Highlights from your plan
Stift Klosterneuburg ©
Stift Klosterneuburg
Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) ©
KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser ©

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): shop like a local with Klassenfeind Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Palace of Tears, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie, then visit Mitte, and finally browse the different shops at Die Hackeschen Hoefe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin attractions planning site .

You can fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Rome.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Gemaldegalerie ©
Gemaldegalerie
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome
For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Vienna in June, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 65°F. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife

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