21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
6
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Perth, Australia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Suleymaniye Cami and Historic Areas of Istanbul. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum, wander the streets of Ortakoy, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Istanbul trip simple and quick.

Perth, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Perth to Istanbul, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in November, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, make a trip to Heroes' Square, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then enjoy some diversion at Budapest Shooting, then test your problem-solving skills at E-Exit Escape Game, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online tour itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Budapest in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect nights in Budapest to be colder, around 2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Szechenyi Lanchid ©
Szechenyi Lanchid

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 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in November, with highs in Rome at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence travel planning tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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 1st (Wed): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Witching Hour Room Escape.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

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
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, then kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, then kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan. Keep things going the next day: experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palmitos Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Maspalomas road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Maspalomas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Maspalomas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Maspalomas hover around 26°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Mogan, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Amadores
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Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St Stephens Green and Trinity College Dublin. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin vacation builder.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Dublin in 7.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Maspalomas in December, with highs in Dublin at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

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

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tower Bridge and National Gallery. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, partake in some friendly competition at Locked In A Room, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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