21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  7 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Rome is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Rome is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in May; daily highs in Rome reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then walk around Parc Guell, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona holiday builder site.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 21st (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, then pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, and finally examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planning website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, and examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in May, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Paris dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
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 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then stroll around Vondelpark. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then meet the residents at ARTIS.

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Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planning site.

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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 2nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

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You can drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Prague in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

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