35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rochester, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Bus:  4​h
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Rochester, United States

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and finally ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker website .

Rochester, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Rochester to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rochester in May, plan for slightly colder days in London, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planning website .

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip site .

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 71°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome holiday builder tool .

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a stroll through Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take a stroll through Ortakoy, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner .

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Athens to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in May: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip website .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in May, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, get in on the family fun at Prater, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

3
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get great views at Petřín.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Prague route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate. On the next day, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Berlin driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Take a break from Vilnius with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip planning app .

You can fly from Berlin to Vilnius in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Gate of Dawn ©
Gate of Dawn

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