24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Zagreb, Croatia
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 15​min
5
Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Zagreb, Croatia

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest travel route planner.

Zagreb, Croatia to Budapest is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Sas Hill Nature Reserve ©
Sas Hill Nature Reserve
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Charles Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Petrinska rozhledna, then take some stellar pictures from Petřín, then wander the streets of Mala strana, and finally steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Prague itinerary planning app .

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

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

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip site .

Fly from Prague to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

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.
On the 30th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

1
night
Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 2nd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB - Insh Marshes, and then identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Abernethy National Nature Reserve.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Aviemore in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Aviemore due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in May, with highs in Aviemore at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Aviemore

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingussie, Abernethy National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
RSPB - Insh Marshes ©
RSPB - Insh Marshes
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

3
nights
Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ambleside: Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve (in Barrow-in-Furness), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After, explore the activities along Haweswater Reservoir, get great views at Orrest Head, and examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ambleside itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Aviemore to Ambleside in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cockermouth, Haweswater Reservoir, Predator Experience Ltd, Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, Orrest Head
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Haweswater Reservoir ©
Haweswater Reservoir

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Jeronimos Monastery, take a stroll through Belém Tower, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then don't miss a visit to Santa Justa Lift, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lisbon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Ambleside to Lisbon in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums 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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome holiday planning website .

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

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

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Mark's Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Venice travel route tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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