29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 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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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 11th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence road trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rome trip planning website.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the striking features of Palau Guell, walk around Ciutadella Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay May 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 (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online tour planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris journey maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in May, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, stop by The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam route maker site.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary website.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

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.
On the 1st (Wed), don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest route website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Prague, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

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 5th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planning tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6: