21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 16th (Fri): stroll around Parc Guell and then visit El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona route planner.

Lima, Peru to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 18th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Roman Forum, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

3
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Duomo. Visit Le mura di Lucca and Duomo di Pisa for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Piazza Maggiore (in Bologna), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena, Le mura di Lucca, Piazza Maggiore
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip tool.

Getting from Venice to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Venice to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Venice in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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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.
On the 27th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in October, expect nights in Budapest to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
On the 29th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Karlskirche, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then steep yourself in history at Neue Burg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Vienna.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at The Vrtba Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Prague in November, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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