25 days in Europe & Turkey Itinerary

25 days in Europe & Turkey Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Nice, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Orlando, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Orlando to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in May, with highs in London at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then make a trip to The Royal Mile. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online sightseeing planner.

Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 3 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Monte-Carlo is known for zoos & aquariums, casinos, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, try your luck at Casino Cafe de Paris, don't miss a visit to Place du Palais, and take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Edinburgh to Monte-Carlo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in May: high temperatures in Monte-Carlo hover around 69°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Casinos

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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.

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Goreme, Turkey

— 3 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Royal Balloon, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Rome to Goreme in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to Goreme due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Goreme, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait.

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You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in June, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Turkey travel guide

4.3
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.