29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
7
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
9
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Mumbai, 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.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultanahmet District. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Rumeli Fortress. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , take a stroll through Ortakoy, pause for some serene contemplation at The Ecumenical Patriarchate, and contemplate the long history of Zeyrek Mosque.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planning website .

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in April; daily highs in Istanbul reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, make a trip to Hősök tere, admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Traveling from Istanbul in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Budapest, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Prasna brana, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip app .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and Doge's Palace will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Arena di Verona, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Prague to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, Venice is somewhat warmer than Prague - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens. Get some cultural insight at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Castello del Trebbio. Change things up with a short trip to Castello di Monterinaldi in Radda in Chianti (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning app .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Castello di Monterinaldi
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill for their historical value. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome online trip builder .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Storico Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Step out of Ravello to go to Positano and see Fornillo, which is approximately 52 minutes away.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ravello trip builder .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Spas, Fornillo
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ravello to Barcelona in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ravello in May, Barcelona is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

4
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.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Paris Catacombs and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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