29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
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 to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Alfama, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon travel planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: highs in Lisbon hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

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

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome visit planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
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 museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , wander the streets of Ortakoy, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Istanbul day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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 15th (Fri): make a trip to Halaszbastya, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in May since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

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
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 17th (Sun): meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vienna online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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.
On the 19th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Lesser Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Prague tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam planning tool .

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

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
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris road trip website .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and walk around St. James's Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planning app .

Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Dublin are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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