22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Thu), wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, thencontemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary website.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Edinburgh is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Edinburgh is 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Jose in April, with highs in Edinburgh at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums
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Pickering's Gin Distillery ©
Pickering's Gin Distillery
Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
Surgeons' Hall Museums
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' 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.
On the 24th (Fri), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along The Amstel, see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, examine the collection at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), thenget engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Hague
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

2
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.
On the 26th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, explore the engaging exhibits at Gallery of Steel Figures, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, thenexamine the collection at Czech Repubrick, thenlearn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town. On the next day, take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prague trip builder.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Prague can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Matthias Church and Citadel. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and Koller Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom), Fenyes Education Trail of Tata (in Tata) and Bokod Floating Village (in Oroszlany). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, do a tasting at Faust Wine Cellar, examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, and don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planning tool.

You can drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. April in Budapest sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Fenyes Education Trail of Tata, Bokod Floating Village
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Koller Gallery ©
Koller Gallery
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Appreciate the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Popular historic sites such as Sultanahmet District and Suleymaniye Cami are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Turbesi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in April, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Step out of the city life by going to Colle del Gianicolo and Colle Aventino. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello Orsini-Odescalchi (in Bracciano) and Il Borgo Di Vejano (in Vejano). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, make a trip to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Istanbul to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Il Borgo Di Vejano
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
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 Basilica of Santa Croce and Campanile di Giotto. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Baptistery of St. John and Duomo di Pisa. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Lucca (St Martin Cathedral, San Michele in Foro, &more) and Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Baptistery of St. John, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, Lucca
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The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Marmottan Monet and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Saint-Denis to see Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

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Getting from Florence to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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