28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  13 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
6
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
13
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
14
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
15
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
16
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  14 h 45 min
End: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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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 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, then see the interesting displays at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, and finally browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Amsterdam. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in April, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the architecture and history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then stop by Mitte, and finally visit Potsdamer Platz. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), look for all kinds of wild species at Rhinluch, and then steep yourself in history at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder site .

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Rhinluch
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz

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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 7th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, then visit Lesser Town, then learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and finally examine the collection at Czech Repubrick.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Prague tour planning website .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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 9th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Duernstein, explore the galleries of KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser, then stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), then pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche, and finally wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Vienna day trip planning website .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Burgruine Duernstein
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Budapest sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

1
day
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then learn more about the world around you at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bucharest online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Bucharest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Town ©
Old Town

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nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Sofia Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vitosha Boulevard, pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, then fly down the slopes at Vitosha Mountain, and finally explore the striking landscape at Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges.

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

Fly from Bucharest to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges
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Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi, then contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, then examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and finally explore the activities along Halic.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Sofia to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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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 16th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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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 18th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, explore the galleries of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally stroll around Parco Chico Mendes.

For maps and tourist information, go to the Florence travel tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Parco Chico Mendes
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 20th (Mon), stop by Schanzengraben Canal, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then visit Niederdorf, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich road trip planning app .

You can fly from Florence to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in April, with highs in Zurich at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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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 21st (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris journey site .

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, examine the collection at Cutty Sark, then get engrossed in the history at British Library, then catch a live event at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

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

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in London sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get outside with Bruges Art Route, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Salvador Dali Exhibition.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges online route builder .

You can drive from London to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bruges. In April in Bruges, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): wander the streets of Patershol.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ghent trip itinerary builder .

Ghent is very close to Bruges. April in Ghent sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Flanders Field American Cemetery, Molsbroek
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
St. Nicholas' Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas' Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Flanders Field American Cemetery ©
Flanders Field American Cemetery

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Atomium. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Museum of Natural Sciences. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle) and Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and steep yourself in history at Eglise Saint Jacques Sur Coudenberg.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel route planner.

You can take a train from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Abbaye de Villers, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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