22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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

— 3 nights

Fair City

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 museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Temple Bar, walk around Phoenix Park, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Dublin is 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle in May, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 59°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online vacation builder.

Getting from Dublin to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Paris dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in May, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 75°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps. On your second day here, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

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

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Budapest visit planner.

Getting from Rome to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Prague Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Prague online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Budapest, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then admire all the interesting features of Anne Frank House, then make a trip to Royal Palace Amsterdam, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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