21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Train:  2​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Versailles, France
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Madrid, Spain

1
night
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 13th (Mon): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner .

Madrid to Barcelona is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
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.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
On the 17th (Fri), make a trip to Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Stephansplatz, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Discover how to plan a Vienna trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vienna when traveling from Venice in April, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
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 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally steep yourself in history at Matthias Church. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája, test your team's savvy at E- Exit Escape Game, admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Budapest online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

2
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 21st (Tue): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Istanbul online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in April since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
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Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eiffel Tower. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip site .

You can fly from Istanbul to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Room Escape Games
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

3
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Le Bois des Aigles, then experience rural life at Ferme de Viltain, and then admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Versailles trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Versailles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Dublin in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Versailles, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Le Bois des Aigles
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Le Bois des Aigles ©
Le Bois des Aigles
Ferme de Viltain ©
Ferme de Viltain

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera and then browse the exhibits of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Versailles to Krakow takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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