29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary maker app.

Ayia Napa, Cyprus to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Ayia Napa to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ayia Napa in March, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

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 14th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally admire the striking features of Ca' d'Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice. Traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Venice, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

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 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online visit planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Alexander VII.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planning tool.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and stop by Las Ramblas.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip builder site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

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

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: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In March, Paris is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the striking features of Stadhuis, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Bruges, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planner.

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Hundertwasserhaus, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Budapest online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8: