21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
Playa Blanca, Spain
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Reykjavik, Iceland
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Pune, India

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and then see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, and finally wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online sightseeing planner .

Pune, India to Istanbul is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pune to Istanbul, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Istanbul sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

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

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 8th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Venice by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Uffizi Galleries and Galleria dell'Accademia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Siena Cathedral in Siena, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planning site .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, explore the galleries of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally explore the galleries of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then stroll through Park Guell.

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You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Playa Blanca.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Playa Blanca, Spain

Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca, meaning "White Beach" is the southernmost town of the Spanish island of Lanzarote. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon, explore the striking landscape of Timanfaya National Park, and then examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cammino de Los Gracioseros and then stroll through Playa Del Risco.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Playa Blanca in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Playa Blanca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Playa Blanca is somewhat warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Playa Blanca

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Haria, Timanfaya National Park, Fundacion Cesar Manrique
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Timanfaya National Park ©
Timanfaya National Park
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon ©
Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon

1
night
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 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip maker app .

Getting from Playa Blanca to Paris by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Playa Blanca to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Playa Blanca in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin

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 21st (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Reykjavik in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in April, things will get a bit cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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

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.
Rijksmuseum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), wander the streets of The Jordaan, and get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam visit planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Amsterdam by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in April, with highs in Amsterdam at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Frans Hals Museum
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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