28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route builder

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 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.
On the 2nd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally take in the views from Galata Koprusu.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Chennai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in February, things will get colder in Istanbul: highs are around 11°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Florence are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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.
You've now added Basilica of the Sagrada Familia to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, join in the after-dark buzz at CaixaForum Barcelona, and stroll around Ciutadella Park.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planner.

Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. February in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Paris, France

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Tue), shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then make a trip to Pont Alexandre III, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris travel route builder website.

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in February, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our London trip maker website.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

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 21st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, then walk around Vondelpark, then don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online tour planner.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Prague tour planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vienna tour builder tool.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28: