29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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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.
Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Vondelpark. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip site.

Durham, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in May, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 63°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): visit Lesser Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Prague road trip tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, make a trip to Shoes on the Danube Bank, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online journey builder.

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Prague in May, you will find days in Budapest are a bit warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary app.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ravello.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Ravello, Italy

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Fornillo, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Ravello by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Ravello. Traveling from Istanbul in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ravello, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Step off the beaten path and head to Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, take a stroll through Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip app.

You can drive from Ravello to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 18:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Siena. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Piazza del Campo & Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and St Mark's Campanile. You'll explore and learn at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find out how to plan a trip to Venice, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Palau Guell. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Sainte-Chapelle are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Champs-Elysees. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder app.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay May 27 — 31: