29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

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Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome travel route planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Tue), pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then walk around Parc Guell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 20th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary website.

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Paris is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, and stroll around Hyde Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the London online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. April in London sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Keukenhof in Lisse, approximately Lisse away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip maker tool.

Fly from London to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip builder.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Prague in May, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay May 6 — 8: