22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Dublin, Ireland
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Budapest, Hungary
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Athens, Greece
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Bring the kids along to Tivoli Gardens and Nyhavn. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, admire the striking features of Amalienborg, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and steep yourself in history at Kastellet.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen online trip itinerary maker.

Chandigarh, India to Copenhagen is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Chandigarh to Copenhagen, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and take a stroll through Grafton Street.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the striking features of Palau Guell, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally walk around Ciutadella Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Barcelona in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Barcelona is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice driving holiday site.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Budapest when traveling from Venice in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and then stop by Plaka. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Topkapi Palace make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, take in the views from Galata Koprusu, and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

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You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in May; daily highs in Istanbul reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

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