28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
2
Perissa, Greece
— 3 nights
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
5
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
8
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Plaka, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey's Land, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Athens visit site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Perissa.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Donkey's Land
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
Perissa, Greece

Perissa ©
One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Visit Perissa Black Sand Beach and Red Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, take an in-depth tour of La Ponta, and explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Perissa route maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Perissa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. April in Perissa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Istanbul.

Things to do in Perissa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Fira, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Tomato Industrial Museum
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Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Silivri Sahili and Halic. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Suleymaniye Cami and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, contemplate the long history of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip site.

You can fly from Perissa to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perissa to Istanbul. Traveling from Perissa in April, Istanbul is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Amsterdam in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in April, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

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 28th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Die Hackeschen Hoefe, stop by Mitte, thenview the masterpieces at Klassenfeind Gallery, and finally test your team's savvy at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin holiday planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Mitte ©
Mitte
Die Hackeschen Hoefe ©
Die Hackeschen Hoefe

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, don't miss a visit to Peterskirche, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kunst Haus Wien - Museum Hundertwasser, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stift Klosterneuburg, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche am Steinhof, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Anna's Church, and finally make a trip to Graben and Kohlmarkt.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vienna road trip planner.

Fly from Berlin to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Stift Klosterneuburg
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Peterskirche ©
Peterskirche
Kunst Haus Wien - Museum Hundertwasser ©
Kunst Haus Wien - Museum Hundertwasser

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, thendon't miss a visit to Niederdorf, and finally take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Zurich day trip planning app.

You can fly from Vienna to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Zurich sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Zoological Museum ©
Zoological Museum
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Chiaravalle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, Milan is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Arena di Verona & Museo di Castelvecchio) and Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico (in Vicenza). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Venice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense and Necropoli della Banditaccia. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Mastro Cencio (in Civita Castellana), Il Pirgo (in Civitavecchia) and Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: walk around Giardino di Ninfa, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, Mastro Cencio, Il Pirgo
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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