25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  9​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Mumbai, India

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 12th (Sat): admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally explore the ancient world of Valens Aqueduct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Istanbul reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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 14th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

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Getting from Istanbul to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Athens is a bit warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
On the 16th (Wed), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Fly from Athens to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Venice. Traveling from Athens in May, things will get a bit cooler in Venice: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome attractions app .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
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 21st (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Guell, and then explore and take pictures at Camp Nou.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online day trip planner .

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Madrid online trip maker .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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 (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Disneyland Paris.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning app .

You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and stroll through St. James's Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

1
night
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): try out the rides at Tivoli Gardens and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetaarn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and finally see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen visit planning tool .

You can fly from London to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. May in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetaarn ©
Rundetaarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), meet the residents at ARTIS, then enjoy some diversion at Museumphoto, and then don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online travel route planner .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Amsterdam Boat Experience ©
Amsterdam Boat Experience

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