21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Pompeii, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Capri, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Bus:  4​h 15​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

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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 17th (Thu), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

4
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get outdoors at Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale). There's more to do: make a trip to Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pompeii travel route planner.

Take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

1
night
Capri, Italy

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, delve into the distant past at Villa Jovis, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Capri trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Pompeii to Capri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and ferry. In May in Capri, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and then admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome journey planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Capri to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), Buda Castle, Shoes on the Danube Bank, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner .

Fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in May, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Palatinus Strandfürdő ©
Palatinus Strandfürdő
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle
Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) ©

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Devil's Channel and Shooters Island. Popular historic sites such as Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument and Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town Square, steep yourself in history at Old Jewish Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Castle District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Prague journey app .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in May, you will find days in Prague are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Lesser Town
Lesser Town
Stary zidovsky Hrbitov
Stary zidovsky Hrbitov

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
You've now added Vltava Beach to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Prague Castle and Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem. St. Vitus Cathedral and Infant Jesus of Prague will appeal to history buffs. See even more of Prague: contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, meet the residents at Prague Zoo, and get great views at Petřín.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary builder tool .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Schönbrunn Zoo and Prater. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna route planner .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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