28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly to Geneva, Bus to Annecy
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Annecy, France
— 1 night
Bus to Geneva, Fly to Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Turkey Time is 3 hours. In June, Istanbul is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

1
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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 6th (Sun), catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sofia road trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Sofia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Sofia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sofia

Tours · Historic Sites

5
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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eger (Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, Eger Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest travel planning website.

You can fly from Sofia to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Budapest due to the time zone difference. In June in Budapest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Annecy.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Annecy, France

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 16th (Wed), don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, then get interesting insight from Annecy Lake Safari, then don't miss a visit to Claude Louis Berthollet, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardins de l'Europe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): look for gifts at Sibeery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, and then walk around Parc Charles Bosson.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Annecy travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Annecy by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, Annecy is slightly colder than Venice - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), browse the exhibits of Atomium, and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Brussels driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Annecy to Brussels in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Annecy in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Delft (Markt, Delftse Hout, &more), Kinderboerderij De Boerenzwaluw (in Hoofddorp) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip maker app.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips