21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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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 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally take a stroll through Alfama.

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

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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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 sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 17th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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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 19th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly to Budapest.
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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 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Budapest travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Venice to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Venice in May, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Prague.
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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 25th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Budapest in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally stop by The Jordaan.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.
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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, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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