22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hangzhou, China
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  18​h
End: Hangzhou, China

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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 22nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online attractions planner .

Hangzhou, China to Amsterdam is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hangzhou in May; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and walk around Hyde Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London day trip planning website .

Fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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.
On the 27th (Wed), head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On your second day here, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, wander the streets of Alfama, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lisbon driving holiday planner.

Fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
On the 1st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning tool .

Fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Spanish Steps, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, and finally contemplate the long history of Matthias Church. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Budapest trip tool .

Fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in June, with highs in Budapest at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Lesser Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Prague online route planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in June, you will find days in Prague are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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