25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cuenca, Ecuador
Fly:  17​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
9
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Cuenca, Ecuador

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.
Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Cuenca, Ecuador to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cuenca to Rome is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cuenca in February, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Duomo di Siena and Campanile di Giotto will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Piazza del Campo about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence travel planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Florence are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice route planning website .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and see the interesting displays at Pera Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Venice to Istanbul. Traveling from Venice in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Hősök tere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip planning site .

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in February, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

Plan my day in Vienna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen'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.
On the 4th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and finally contemplate the long history of Prasna brana. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Lesser Town, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Prague sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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 6th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and finally explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip maker site .

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Montmartre and Île de la Cité. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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