9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

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Atlanta, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Rome due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Atlanta, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

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.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Budapest journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Venice in May, expect little chillier with lows of 50°F in Budapest. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), wander the streets of Lesser Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Prague journey planner.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Budapest, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and then step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip app.

Fly from Prague to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to Edinburgh. Traveling from Prague in June, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 63°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.