21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): walk around Vondelpark and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, and finally steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam journey maker app.

Rochester, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rochester in March, with highs in Amsterdam at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
On the 27th (Sat), walk around Luxembourg Gardens, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel route planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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 29th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Breakout Prague - Real Life Escape Games, thenget engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery, thentake some stellar pictures from Petřín, and finally get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Prague holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March in Prague, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Theme Parks
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 31st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), thenexplore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), thenpause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, thentake in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, thenpause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. March in Budapest sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, thenget engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally examine the collection at Pera Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in April since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 4th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, thensee the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, thenadmire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, thensnap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 6th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, thentake in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenget a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, thendelve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and walk around Parc Guell.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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