21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Cami . There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in November, you will find days in Istanbul are much colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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 25th (Thu): take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, make a trip to Heroes' Square, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, thensteep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), thenenjoy some diversion at Budapest Shooting, thentest your problem-solving skills at E-Exit Escape Game, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect nights in Budapest to be colder, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Szechenyi Lanchid ©
Szechenyi Lanchid
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, thenexplore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in November, with highs in Rome at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thentake in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence travel planning tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, thenwalk around Parc Guell, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Witching Hour Room Escape.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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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
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, thenkick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, thenkick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan. Keep things going the next day: experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palmitos Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Maspalomas road trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Maspalomas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Maspalomas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Maspalomas hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Amadores, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Mogan
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Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St Stephens Green and Trinity College Dublin. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin vacation builder.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Dublin in 7.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Maspalomas in December, with highs in Dublin at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, get your game on at Flight Experience London - Flight Simulator, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read London sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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