29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

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 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rome trip simple and quick.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Rome is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

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
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 17th (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice tour planner .

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in December, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then have some family-friendly fun at Wildness.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then walk around St. James's Park, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, then partake in some friendly competition at Locked In A Room, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street, and snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dublin attractions planning website .

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
GoQuest North Finglas Exit 5 M50 ©
GoQuest North Finglas Exit 5 M50
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

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.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, then appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and then find something for the whole family 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, then take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, then experience the excitement of TIMEQUEST Escape Rooms Copenhagen, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin to Copenhagen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Copenhagen: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then have some family-friendly fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, then don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, and finally partake in some friendly competition at CityQuester.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip maker .

Fly from Copenhagen to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

3
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Hundertwasserhaus.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna tour app .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater

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 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally get in on the family fun at Visegradi Bobpalya. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary app .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Budapest sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

5
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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planning app .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

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