28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

Chennai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in February, expect Istanbul to be colder, temps between 11°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in February: highs in Rome hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February in Florence, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 10th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona journey planner.

Getting from Florence to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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 15th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in February; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 17th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amsterdam driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then make a trip to East Side Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Dancing House, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, then stop by Lesser Town, and finally admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Prague day trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28: