26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Surat, India
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Surat, India

3
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker site .

Surat, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Surat to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. In May, Istanbul is cooler than Surat - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tuzak ©
Tuzak
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): visit Plaka, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in May, with highs in Athens at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, then test your team's savvy at Enigmik Escape Room, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

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

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Go With The Flow - River Adventures in Kilkenny--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and make a trip to Temple Bar.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin online holiday planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in May, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Skansen, then examine the collection at Vasa Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally get outside with Riddarholmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, then head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town, then get in on the family fun at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and finally get in on the family fun at Junibacken.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Stockholm trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Dublin to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Stockholm sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Grona Lunds Tivoli ©
Grona Lunds Tivoli
Skansen ©
Skansen

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Kastellet, then appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, stop by Nyhavn, then partake in some friendly competition at TIMEQUEST Escape Rooms Copenhagen, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen holiday planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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 23rd (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Petrinska rozhledna, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner .

Getting from Copenhagen to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Petrinska rozhledna ©
Petrinska rozhledna
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Like a Venetian, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice vacation planner .

Getting from Prague to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in May: high temperatures in Venice hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

5
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: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Budapest. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Palatinus Strandfürdő ©
Palatinus Strandfürdő

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