23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Muscat, Oman
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Cannes, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Muscat, Oman

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain and then wander the streets of Trastevere. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then browse the fresh offerings at Antica Frutteria delle Coppelle, and then delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

Muscat, Oman to Rome is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Muscat in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll around Parc Guell and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then look for gifts at Recordis Barcelona, and then pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona travel route planning app .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do your shopping at Rossio Square and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Kids will enjoy Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Praia da ursa in Sintra, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Alfama, shop like a local with Mercado Da Baixa, browse the different shops at Amoreiras Shopping Center, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon itinerary planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Praia da ursa
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Alfama ©
Alfama

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in May, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

5
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Marche Forville. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Academie de L'Air. Get out of town with these interesting Cannes side-trips: Marineland (in Antibes) and Nice (Place Massena & Vieille Ville). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet, explore the world behind art at Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes, and stop by Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cannes online itinerary builder .

Fly from Paris to Cannes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cannes, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Cannes

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Nice, Marineland
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Marineland ©
Marineland
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

3
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.
Attractions like Vienna Naschmarkt and Donauinsel make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip maker website .

You can fly from Cannes to Vienna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cannes in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Vienna, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kapali Carsi and Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, take in the waterfront at Silivri Sahili, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul tour planner .

Fly from Vienna to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Istanbul is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Vienna in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

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