22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central, New Zealand
Fly:  28​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 45​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Auckland Central, New Zealand

1
day
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 6th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder website .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Auckland Central in February: highs in Barcelona hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. There's much more to do: make a trip to Pantheon, look for gifts at Officine Creative Roma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome journey planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planning website .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in February, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and make a trip to Atomium.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner .

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum ©
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium ©
Horta Museum (Musee Horta) ©
Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

3
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.
Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and De Negen Straatjesfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through Red Light District, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then make a trip to Charles Bridge, and finally stop by Artel.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Jewish Museum in Prague ©
Jewish Museum in Prague
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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 23rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul. On the next day, take a stroll through Ortakoy, then view the masterpieces at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul planning website .

You can fly from Prague to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Prague to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in February: highs in Istanbul hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 25th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

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