22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Istanbul is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Istanbul is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Singapore in January, things will get colder in Istanbul: highs are around 10°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, then admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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 30th (Sun), wander the streets of Lesser Town, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to London.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

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, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Prague to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in January, with highs in London at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. February in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and finally meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning site.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in February, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Rome planning tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. February in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12: