21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Vondelpark, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

London, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at The Vrtba Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Petřín, then enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, then stop by Lesser Town, and finally admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Prague day trip tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
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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 (Sun): examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, and finally admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in May: highs in Budapest hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

2
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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 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 20th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On your second day here, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, stop by Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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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 25th (Tue): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally admire the striking features of Palau Guell.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris due to the time zone difference. In May, Paris is slightly colder than Lisbon - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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