25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online holiday builder .

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Istanbul is minus 7 hours. In May in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
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.
On the 19th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): wander the streets of Lesser Town, then admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in May, plan for slightly colder days in Prague, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the galleries of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the London driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dublin road trip app .

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and then wander the streets of Alfama. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planning tool .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Barcelona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome visit planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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