20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Brisbane, Australia

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in March, with highs in Rome at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 12th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally test your team's savvy at The Witching Hour Room Escape. On the next day, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, make a trip to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Barcelona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague online travel planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, then examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then examine the collection at The Third Man Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Vienna, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in March, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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