28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 45​min
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London, United Kingdom

3
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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London online journey planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In April in London, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee du Louvre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip maker .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip maker .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

1
night
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Helsinki in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toTallinn.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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1
night
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Tallinn TV Tower and then don't miss a visit to Town Hall Square.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tallinn trip planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riga.
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Town Hall Square ©
Town Hall Square
Tallinn TV Tower ©
Tallinn TV Tower

1
night
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 26th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis).

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Riga trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in Riga sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vilnius.
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Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis) ©

1
night
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius trip planning app .

You can fly from Riga to Vilnius in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will leave for Istanbul on the 27th (Fri).

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4
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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vilnius in April, with highs in Istanbul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

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Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip builder .

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Rome due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

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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.
Barcelona is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, steep yourself in history at Casa Batllo, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila "La Pedrera".

For maps and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner .

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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