25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rustem Pasha Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On your second day here, wander the streets of Ortakoy, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Hagia Sophia.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at The Bath Block, then admire the natural beauty at Park And Gardens of Peterhof, then admire the masterpieces at Peterhof Grand Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Russian Museum. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to St. Petersburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in August; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem, wander the streets of Old Town Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, then admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then take a stroll through Mala strana, then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and finally get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Prague travel planning app .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

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

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), stroll through Vondelpark, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Brouwersgracht, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

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

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris online route planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can 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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London trip maker tool .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Santa Justa Lift, take a memorable tour with Nosso Tejo, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Lisbon at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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 19th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to La Boqueria, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Barcelona. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

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
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 21st (Tue), explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, Venice is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

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 23rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence route builder .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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 ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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