21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Pune, India
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Reykjavik, Iceland
— Few hours
Drive:  14​h
Durness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Playa Blanca, Spain
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Pune, India

2
days
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 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary builder .

Pune, India to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
days
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 10th (Wed): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
days
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 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

few
hours
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Reykjavik takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Reykjavik at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Perlan ©
Perlan

3
days
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Handa Island Wildlife Reserve and Polin Beach. Visiting Balnakeil Bay and Scourie Bay will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Oldshoremore Beach in Kinlochbervie (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rispond Beach.

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You can drive from Reykjavik to Durness in 104 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Reykjavik in April, you will find days in Durness are somewhat warmer (12°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Playa Blanca.

Things to do in Durness

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Scourie Bay
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Handa Island Wildlife Reserve ©
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Balnakeil Bay ©
Balnakeil Bay

3
days
Playa Blanca, Spain

Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca, meaning "White Beach" is the southernmost town of the Spanish island of Lanzarote. Take a break from the city and head to Timanfaya National Park and Playa Del Risco. Explore hidden gems such as Parque Natural de Corralejo and Corralejo Dunes. Step out of Playa Blanca with an excursion to Charca de la Novia in Orzola--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montana Blanca.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Playa Blanca vacation maker app .

Explore your travel options from Durness to Playa Blanca with the Route module. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Durness in April: high temperatures in Playa Blanca hover around 27°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Playa Blanca

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Corralejo, Playa Del Risco, Charca de la Novia, Timanfaya National Park, Montana Blanca
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Timanfaya National Park ©
Timanfaya National Park
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
Corralejo Dunes ©
Corralejo Dunes

2
days
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 21st (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona route maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Playa Blanca to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Playa Blanca to Barcelona is 1 hour. Traveling from Playa Blanca in April, expect Barcelona to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, and then take a stroll through Ortakoy. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online holiday maker .

You can fly from Barcelona to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in April since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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