24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  5 h 45 min
6
Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  3 h 30 min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
13
Madrid, Spain
— 9 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Dhaka City, Bangladesh

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Serefiye Sarnici, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Istanbul route planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 3rd (Sun), take a stroll through Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in May, with highs in Athens at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 4th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then make a trip to Welcome to Rome, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto. On your second day here, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazza San Giovanni, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 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 your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip site.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Montreux.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Lake Geneva Marine (Genfersee Schifffahrt), then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon.

Plan trip to Montreux with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Venice to Montreux in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Montreux to Munich by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Sun), admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary site.

Getting from Munich to Vienna by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker website.

Getting from Vienna to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to London, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
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 13th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona attractions planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In May, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

9
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Convento de Santa Ursula, Museo de Santa Cruz, &more) and Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip app.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for little chillier nights in Madrid, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Toledo, Acueduct of Segovia
Find places to stay May 15 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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