22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
2
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
4
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
5
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
8
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get some historical perspective at Dubrovnik City Walls and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Snow, stop by Dubrovnik Treasures, contemplate the long history of Synagogue, and get great views at Minceta Fortress.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik tour itinerary builder tool.

El Paso, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from El Paso to Dubrovnik. Traveling from El Paso in April, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Cavtat, Srebreno Beach
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anthony's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria, then explore the historical opulence of Zmajević Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark’s Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lapidarium in St. Michael's Church. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of St. Tryphon Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Kampana Tower, then take in the exciting artwork at Namfleg, and finally look for gifts at Efesya Souvenir.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor tour app.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Kotor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kotor are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Perast
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St. Anthony's Church
St. Anthony's Church
St. Mark’s Church ©
St. Mark’s Church
Zmajević Palace ©
Zmajević Palace

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Eminonu Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then stop by Jennifer's Hamam, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sultanahmet Square.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel planner.

Getting from Kotor to Istanbul by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kotor to Istanbul. April in Istanbul sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
On the 21st (Wed), look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zemi Valley, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Peri Bacalari.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme online travel route planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in April since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avanos, Zelve Open Air Museum
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Off-Road & ATV Trails

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): visit Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally walk around Philopappos Hill. On your second day here, take a stroll through Anafiotika, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Athens tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Goreme to Athens by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Goreme in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akrotiri and Santorini Tours. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, admire the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Cultural Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fira vacation maker tool.

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Fira are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini Tours, Cultural Village
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Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours ©
Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Santorini Tours ©
Santorini Tours

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Liberty Statue and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), savor the flavors at Central Market Hall, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and head off the coast to Margaret Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Fira to Budapest in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fira in April, expect Budapest to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ringstrasse and St. Michael's Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Graben and Kohlmarkt. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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