29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Belém Tower, don't miss a visit to Santa Justa Lift, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon travel planner.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona holiday builder website .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip builder tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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, wander the streets of Trastevere, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip builder tool .

You can fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Istanbul is 2 hours. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the views from Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square. On the next day, take a stroll through Mala strana, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner .

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then stroll through Vondelpark. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder website .

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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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. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

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You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, walk around Hyde Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read London vacation planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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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, breweries & distilleries, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, and sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip website .

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. In June, daytime highs in Dublin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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