22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get some historical perspective at Dubrovnik City Walls and Church of Our Lady of the Snow. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Vlaho Bukovac House about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue, enjoy the sand and surf at Srebreno Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Prijeko street.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip builder app.

El Paso, USA to Dubrovnik is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from El Paso in April: highs in Dubrovnik hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Historic Walking Area
Dubrovnik City Walls
4.7
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World heritage site
Old Town
4.7

2
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anthony's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria, then explore the historical opulence of Zmajević Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark’s Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lapidarium in St. Michael's Church. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of St. Tryphon Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Kampana Tower, then take in the exciting artwork at Namfleg, and finally look for gifts at Efesya Souvenir.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kotor tour app.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Kotor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kotor are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Eminonu Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then stop by Jennifer's Hamam, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sultanahmet Square.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel planner.

Getting from Kotor to Istanbul by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kotor to Istanbul. April in Istanbul sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
On the 21st (Wed), look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zemi Valley, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Peri Bacalari.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme online travel route planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in April since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Zelve Open Air Museum
4.7
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Off-Road / ATV Trail
Off-Road & ATV Trails
4.9

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): visit Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally walk around Philopappos Hill. On your second day here, take a stroll through Anafiotika, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Athens tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Goreme to Athens by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Goreme in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Acropolis Museum
4.7
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Neighborhood
Plaka
4.4

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akrotiri and Artemis Karamolegos Winery. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Cultural Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fira vacation maker tool.

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Fira are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Ruin
Akrotiri
4.1
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours
4.9
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Santorini Tours
4.6

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Liberty Statue and Koller Gallery. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, savor the flavors at Central Market Hall, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and do a tasting at Faust Wine Cellar.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest travel route planning site.

Getting from Fira to Budapest by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, Budapest is little chillier than Fira - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Liberty Statue
4.6
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World heritage site
Matthias Church
4.7

3
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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ringstrasse and Wine Tours & Tastings. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits, stop by Historic Center of Vienna, and don't miss a visit to Graben and Kohlmarkt.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Ringstrasse
4.4
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Art Museum
Belvedere Palace
4.6

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