25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris trip website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

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.
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, examine the collection at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), then make a trip to Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 6th (Mon), take a stroll through The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip site .

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Frans Hals Museum
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate the long history of Prasna brana. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague online trip maker .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade, see the interesting displays at Staatsopernmuseum, and make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip planning site .

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at University Church, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Budapest sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower. Visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Zeyrek Mosque for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and explore the galleries of Rumeli Fortress.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in April, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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.
Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Tue), examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

3
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.
Colosseum and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Palatine Hill. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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