28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
9
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
11
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Madrid travel route planner.

Lima, Peru to Madrid is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to Madrid is 6 hours. When traveling from Lima in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. You will leave for Malaga on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
nights
Malaga, Spain

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Borrasca Experience (in Benalmadena), Climbing Tours (in Marbella) and Ronda (Dona Felisa Winery, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Río Chíllar, get interesting insight from Tours, appreciate the history behind La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Malaga driving holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Madrid to Malaga in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Malaga to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Nerja, Ronda, Borrasca Experience, Climbing Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Climbing Tours
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo

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 31st (Sat), admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online attractions planner.

Fly from Malaga to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 1st (Sun), you're off to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 5th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, then examine the collection at Atomium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Chapelle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). You'll set off for Bruges on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, and finally get outside with Bruges Ballooning.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip tool.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bruges Ballooning ©
Bruges Ballooning
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Amsterdam Gallery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey builder tool.

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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 12th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at University Church, have fun at Budapest Shooting, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip maker website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. You'll set off for Venice on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
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 14th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice visit site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Budapest in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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