25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  20​h 15​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
train + Fly + subway:  5​h
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train + Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  22​h
Jakarta, Indonesia

4
days
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . Get a sense of the local culture at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Istanbul travel itinerary creator.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Istanbul is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Istanbul, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in May, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (26°C), and nights are colder (16°C). On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

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Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
days
Athens, Greece

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaka District and Acropolis of Athens. Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in May: highs in Athens hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

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Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum

4
days
Rome, Italy

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa Adriana about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum
Vatican Museums

2
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence holiday planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

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Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batlló and then admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant Pau del Camp, then stroll through Park Güell, and finally pause for some photo ops at El Cafè de la Pedrera.

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Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Casa Batlló
La Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic

4
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. Visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Sainte-Chapelle for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the landmark architecture of Bénédictines du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Paris dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum
Musée d'Orsay

4
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Verzetsmuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and Mauritshuis (in The Hague). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rembrandt House Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, take an in-depth tour of Amsterdam Maritime History Museum, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Frans Hals Museum
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Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum

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