20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly to Gran Canaria Airport, Drive to Agaete
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Agaete, Spain
— 2 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally ponder the world of politics at Rathaus. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Albertina, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally explore the galleries of Haus der Musik Wien.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Vienna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, view the masterpieces at Koller Gallery, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

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 5th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress, take in the exciting artwork at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally look for gifts at Mısır Çarşısı.

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Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in February, with highs in Istanbul at 11°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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 (Sun): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 16°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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 9th (Tue), shop like a local with La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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 (Tue) so you can travel to Agaete.

Things to do in Barcelona

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

Agaete, Spain

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Buceo Agaete, get a new perspective on nature at Casa del Queso, take in the dramatic natural features at Playa de Faneroque, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Aldea, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Risco Y Puerto De Agaete. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Las Salinas, kick back and relax at North Beach Sardina, then admire the masterpieces at Casa-Museo Antonio Padron, then identify plant and animal life at Cortijo De Calderetas, and finally stroll through Playa Boca Barranco.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Agaete trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Barcelona to Agaete. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, Agaete is a bit warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Agaete

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Maspalomas, Spain

— 3 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Take a break from the city and head to Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Mogan. Visit Playa de Amadores and Playa Del Hombre for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maspalomas: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Playa del Confital & Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour), Playa de El Cabron (in Aguimes) and Playa de Tufia (in Telde). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Vargas Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Maspalomas trip planner.

You can drive from Agaete to Maspalomas in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally wander the streets of Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): stop by Le Marais, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Paris takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, Paris is cooler than Maspalomas - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), view the masterpieces at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, browse the exhibits of Atomium, see the interesting displays at Autoworld, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Brussels day trip planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in February, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

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.
On the 19th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bloemendaal Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Zandvoort aan Zee, then admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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