23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Morelia, Mexico
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Morelia, Mexico

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.
Visit Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto.

Plan my day in Rome using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Morelia, Mexico to Rome is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Morelia to Rome is 7 hours. Traveling from Morelia in May, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice tour planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square

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 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inner-City Parish Church, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cave Church, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, then steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Budapest online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Venice in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Budapest, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Vienna tour planning tool .

Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Vitus Cathedral and Mala strana. Appreciate the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town Square, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, and admire the masterpieces at St. George's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip tool .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Vienna in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then browse the exhibits of Maison d'Erasme, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally don't miss a visit to Grand Place.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Prague to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium ©
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, then contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, then see the interesting displays at Lope de Vega Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In June, Madrid is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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