16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9 h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally get curious at National Technical Museum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Prague is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Prague. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in April: high temperatures in Prague hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
National Technical Museum ©
National Technical Museum
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

3
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.
Attractions like Guinness Storehouse and St Stephens Green make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, make a trip to Merrion Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Prague to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Prague in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Dublin, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then get curious at Pavilhao do Conhecimento.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip maker.

Getting from Dublin to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In April, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, walk around Parc Guell, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

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 Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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 10th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the galleries of Welcome to Rome, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome planning website.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, and finally pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then make a trip to Vaci Street, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Venice in April since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

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