21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 2nd (Fri), walk around Parc Guell and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

Make your Barcelona itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October, Barcelona is a bit cooler than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 73°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums 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 4th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 55°F in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Ortakoy. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), make a trip to Hippodrome (At Meydani), and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to Istanbul. Traveling from Rome in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

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 9th (Fri), take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Budapest trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you will find days in Budapest are little chillier (61°F), and nights are colder (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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.
Family-friendly places like Schonbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Prater, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prague tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
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.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Prague in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kilmainham Gaol and Phoenix Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dublin route planner .

Fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in October, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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