21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Appreciate the collections at Museo della Carta and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Change things up with a short trip to Fornillo in Positano (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di castiglione, get some fabulous bargains at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ravello online attractions planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Ravello is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Ravello. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in May, you will find days in Ravello are cooler (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Fornillo
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary website.

Drive from Ravello to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in May, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of Santa Croce and The Baptistery of St. John. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa & Leaning Tower of Pisa). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

3
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Basilica di San Marco and Piazza delle Erbe will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Arena di Verona (in Verona). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice route tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor plenty of shopping. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen in Rouen, approximately Rouen away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary app.

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in May, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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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.
Head to Koller Gallery and Vaci Streetfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Budapest route planner.

You can fly from Paris to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

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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.
On the 29th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and then explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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