27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  9​h 15​min
14
Florence, Italy
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
15
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Margaret Island, Matthias Church and Buda Castle. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Buda Castle, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island and then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest day trip website .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Budapest is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in May, with highs in Budapest at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Imperial Palace (Hofburg) as well as Belvedere Palace. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Letna Park as well as Prague Castle. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then stroll around Letna Park, and finally get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks
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Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
On the 12th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building and then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and then take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder app .

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Großer Tiergarten ©
Großer Tiergarten

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Keukenhof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally hike along Bruges Art Route. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to St Bonifacius Bridge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, go for a walk through Walplein, then take in the waterfront at Rozenhoedkaai, then don't miss a visit to Sint-Janshuismolen, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Walking tours
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

2
nights
Paris, France

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 18th (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Photography Tours
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
night
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 20th (Wed), take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours and then stroll around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Zurich and Botanischer Garten. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, don't miss a visit to Limmatquai, and get outside with Hallenbad City.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in Zurich reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the activities along English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then make a trip to Marienplatz. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Hofgarten, and then make a trip to Eisbach Wave.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip planning app .

You can drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Beer Tastings & Tours
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salzburg road trip planning site .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip maker site .

You can drive from Salzburg to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, Venice is somewhat warmer than Salzburg - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado, and then examine the collection at Palazzo Blu.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa journey builder app .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Florence in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Pisa. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums Historic Sites
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Palazzo Blu ©
Palazzo Blu
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planning app .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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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 9th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Welcome to Rome, then admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind La Pieta and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

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