24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jaipur, India
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Jaipur, India

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.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally don't miss a visit to Hippodrome (At Meydani).

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip website .

Jaipur, India to Istanbul is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jaipur in August; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest driving holiday planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: 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 August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Budapest. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
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 12th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): wander the streets of Lesser Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Prague holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and then stroll around Vondelpark.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Clarence House, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 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. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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 20th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Quinta da Regaleira, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary site .

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo. On your second day here, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Barcelona, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Lisbon in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 24th (Sat), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip app .

Getting from Barcelona to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

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 ©

5
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route builder website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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