21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
7
Nice, France
— 2 nights
8
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights

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 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, steep yourself in history at Citadel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), thenpause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, thenmake a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, thenexplore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally see the interesting displays at Holocaust Memorial Center.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest sightseeing planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Budapest is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September: high temperatures in Budapest hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Budapest Pinball Museum ©
Budapest Pinball Museum

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 13th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of Kirche am Steinhof, admire the masterpieces at Leopold Museum, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Kaisergruft, thentake an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, thenexamine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunst Haus Wien - Museum Hundertwasser.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip planning app.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Vienna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, thentake some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, thenlearn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and finally make a trip to Staroměstská mostecká věž. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick, thenget great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague travel route tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout, walk around Vondelpark, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, thenexplore the activities along Herengracht, and finally see the interesting displays at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, browse the collection at OBA Library of Amsterdam, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), thenexamine the collection at Micropia, thenget engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and finally stroll through The Amstel.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

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 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the landmark architecture of Guild Houses, test your team's savvy at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), thencontemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Petit Sablon, see the interesting displays at MOOF Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
René Magritte Museum ©
René Magritte Museum

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.
On the 21st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, thentake an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, and finally visit Ile Saint-Louis. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit 1st Arrondissement, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee de Montmartre, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, and finally admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Paris are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): visit Place Rossetti, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, head outdoors with Promenade du Paillon, thenwalk around Le Jardin Albert 1er, thendon't miss a visit to Quai des Etats Unis, and finally head outdoors with Nikaia Glisse. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastère de Cimiez, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Orthodoxe Saint Nicolas et Sainte Alexandra, and finally kick back and relax at Coco Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Nice reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Old Harbor (La Darse)
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Place Garibaldi ©
Place Garibaldi
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice
Monastère de Cimiez ©
Monastère de Cimiez

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nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 25th (Fri), make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Roko, thensee the interesting displays at Live Museum Split, and finally see the interesting displays at Froggyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bacvice Beach, examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split, steep yourself in history at Kliška tvrđava, steep yourself in history at Palace Cipiko, thendelve into the distant past at Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Split online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Split takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Split, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, Palace Cipiko
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Jupiter ©
Temple of Jupiter
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour Church, get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, thenadmire the striking features of Prijeko street, thentake an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited, and finally browse the exhibits of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Halic, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, admire the striking features of Fatih Mosque and Complex, thenget engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, thenpause for some photo ops at Sultanahmet Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia. Keep things going the next day: walk around Gulhane Park, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, thentake an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, and finally examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Istanbul in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dubrovnik to Istanbul. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in September: highs in Istanbul hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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