27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Fly:  14​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  9​h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dhaka City, Bangladesh

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally don't miss a visit to Atomium.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Brussels is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and finally explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, get a taste of the local shopping with Camera Work, then browse the exhibits of Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): view the masterpieces at art4berlin GALLERY, shop like a local with Sammlung Hoffman, then kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, and finally explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Berlin planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Champs-Elysees and Musee d'Orsay. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and The Paris Catacombs will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then view the masterpieces at Rio Creative Art Center, then make a trip to Gran Via, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Madrid reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

1
day
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then view the masterpieces at Galeria La Lesia, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

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

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do your shopping at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Bahnhofstrasse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Grossmunster. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Zurich is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Beaches
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and La Biennale di Venezia - Arsenale. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, get a taste of the local shopping with Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop, and take in the exciting artwork at European Cultural Centre - Palazzo Mora.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich in August, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 26th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Serra, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then take a stroll through Via Condotti, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 28th (Wed), wander the streets of Ermou Street, wander the streets of Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou', and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner .

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
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.
You'll explore and learn at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Streetfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, and stroll through Saklikoy.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Athens to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In August, Istanbul is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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