24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fulda, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Bremerhaven, Germany
— 1 night
Drive to Bremen Airport, Fly to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and The Army Museum. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and stop by Ile Saint-Louis.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris route planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in May, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

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You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and finally examine the collection at Atomium. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brussels vacation planner.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Rothenburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Johannis, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then take a stroll through Altstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). On your second day here, make a trip to Galgentor, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, then contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim, and finally ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg day trip planning tool.

Drive from Brussels to Rothenburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Fulda.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fulda, Germany

— 1 night
Fulda is a city in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the river Fulda and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district . Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Stadtschloss City Palace Fulda, contemplate the long history of Heertor, step into the grandiose world of Schlossgarten Fulda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Michaelskirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Severikirche, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Fulda visit planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Fulda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Fulda can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Bremerhaven.

Things to do in Fulda

Historic Sites

Bremerhaven, Germany

— 1 night
Though often overshadowed by its larger and better-known neighbor of Bremen, Bremerhaven has its own distinct identity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Deutsches Auswandererhaus and then see the interesting displays at Schaufenster Fischereihafen.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bremerhaven trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Fulda to Bremerhaven takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. May in Bremerhaven sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Bremerhaven

Museums

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 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally make a trip to Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To find out how to plan a trip to Budapest, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bremerhaven to Budapest. When traveling from Bremerhaven in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Doge's Palace and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get some historical perspective at San Giorgio Maggiore and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth - Chiesa degli Scalzi, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence holiday maker.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary site.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip