22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Istanbul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Istanbul, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Ravello, Italy

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Rufolo. Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Positano (Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, and steep yourself in history at Ruderi della Basilica di Sant'Eustachio.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Ravello takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Ravello. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Ravello hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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 7th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planner.

Getting from Ravello to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence route site.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 11th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Venice to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Venice in September, things will get little chillier in Budapest: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague driving holiday site.

Drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Budapest in September, you will find days in Prague are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 17th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, then admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22: