21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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), stroll around Parc Guell and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In October, Barcelona is a bit cooler than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 73°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and then make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in October, with lows around 55°F. 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

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia and Dolmabahce Palace make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, don't miss a visit to Hippodrome, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online travel route planner.

Getting from Rome to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in October since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online vacation maker.

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Budapest hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Bring the kids along to Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vienna using our trip planner.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning tool.

Fly from Prague to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in October, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Family-friendly places like Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, and make a trip to Merrion Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dublin journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 5 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 Paris to Dublin is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in October, plan for little chillier days in Dublin, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°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 · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21: