17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— Few hours
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
6
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
7
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
8
Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
9
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
10
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
11
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
12
Izmir, Turkey
— 1 night
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
14
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
15
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
16
Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Cathedral and then take a stroll through Westminster.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary website.

Durham to London is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in London are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:
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Westminster ©
Westminster
Westminster Cathedral ©
Westminster Cathedral

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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 2nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, wander the streets of Cannaregio, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice vacation planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. April in Venice sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 6th (Tue), stop by Breg Embankment, wander the streets of Metelkova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then visit Ljubljana Old Town, and finally take in the views from Triple Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Venice to Ljubljana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in April, Ljubljana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Metelkova ©
Metelkova

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then see the interesting displays at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally contemplate the long history of Vijećnica.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sarajevo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Vijećnica ©
Vijećnica

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Winery Kovac, stroll around Marjan Park, then appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally visit Marmontova Ulica.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Split day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Split takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Split

Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Winery Kovac
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park

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Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): head outdoors with Mount Vrmac, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, then steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kotor online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Kotor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. April in Kotor sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Vrmac, Church of St. Elijah the Prophet
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
St. Tryphon Cathedral
St. Tryphon Cathedral
Church of St. Elijah the Prophet ©
Church of St. Elijah the Prophet

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at House of Leaves, then brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, and then see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tirana online vacation planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Tirana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1
House of Leaves ©
House of Leaves
Bektashi World Center ©
Bektashi World Center

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tirana to Fira takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tirana to Fira. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fira when traveling from Tirana in April, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Ancient Thera
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 12th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, visit Plaka, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Izmir, Turkey

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
On the 13th (Tue), stroll around Izmir Wild Life Park, make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, and then take a leisurely stroll along Kordonboyu.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Izmir trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Izmir in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Izmir is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in April, expect nights in Izmir to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park
Kordonboyu ©
Kordonboyu
Tarihi Asansor ©
Tarihi Asansor

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Izmir to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Izmir in April, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sofia road trip site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Sofia is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in April, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Sofia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Saint Sofia Church ©
Saint Sofia Church
Temple Sveti Nikolay ©
Temple Sveti Nikolay

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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 16th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest trip planning site.

You can fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Museum of History of the Jewish Community ©

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Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, and then learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chisinau trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Chisinau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cricova Winery
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery

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