22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo trip maker site .

London, UK to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Monte-Carlo hover around 32°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Prince's Palace
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Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo

2
nights
Valletta, Malta

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, steep yourself in history at St. John's Co-Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu, then take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), and finally explore the ancient world of Mnajdra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the ancient world of Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Valletta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Monte-Carlo to Valletta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in July, expect nights in Valletta to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Scuba & Snorkeling, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Mnajdra
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Athens journey planner .

You can fly from Valletta to Athens in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Athens is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Istanbul using our trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Athens to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Athens in July, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Istanbul to Sofia by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Sofia, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for little chillier nights in Sofia, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Walking tours
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games

1
night
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then make a trip to Stavropoleos Monastery, then ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Gateway Virtual Reality Studio.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest online trip builder .

You can fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Bucharest

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Gateway Virtual Reality Studio ©
Gateway Virtual Reality Studio
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary app .

Getting from Bucharest to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Budapest is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bucharest in July, you will find days in Budapest are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Belgrade trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Budapest to Belgrade in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Belgrade are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Belgrade

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Gaspina mlinica, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Putalj Winery and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Split online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Belgrade to Split by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belgrade in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Gaspina mlinica, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 19th (Sun), wander the streets of Old Town and then take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, then steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

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You can fly from Dubrovnik to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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