34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Nafplio, Greece
— 2 nights
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Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Areas of Istanbul and Basilica Cistern. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Suleymaniye Cami and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, and browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Istanbul sightseeing app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Istanbul is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Istanbul, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Auckland in March, with highs in Istanbul at 14°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Goreme.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Baths

Goreme, Turkey — 1 night

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 31st (Fri), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Goreme road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in March since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Selcuk.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Selcuk, Turkey — 2 nights

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Baths of Varius, steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, delve into the distant past at Hercules Gate, and then explore the ancient world of Isa Bey Mosque.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Selcuk planning app.

Fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Selcuk. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Athens.
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Historic Sites

Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally stop by Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Monastiraki, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Athens sightseeing website.

You can fly from Selcuk to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Selcuk to Athens is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Selcuk in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Nafplio, Greece — 2 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, then get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and finally delve into the distant past at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Bourtzi, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of Agios Spyridonas.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in April, Nafplio is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Delphi, Greece — 1 night

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 7th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally delve into the distant past at Treasury of the Athenians.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Delphi holiday planner.

Getting from Nafplio to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Delphi, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and Roman Forum. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Delphi to Rome in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Let the collections at Dali Theatre-Museum and Parc de Montjuic capture your imagination. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Barcelona, make a side trip to see Mas Llunes in Garriguella, approximately Garriguella away. The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee de l'Orangerie and Musee Rodin. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to London.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Popular historic sites such as Churchill War Rooms and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Victoria and Albert Museum and Cotswold Motoring Museum. Explore London's surroundings by going to St Nicholas Church (in Lower Oddington) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Big Ben, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London online journey planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In April in London, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Teylers Museum & Grote Markt). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam driving holiday planning tool.

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 April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stop by Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then don't miss a visit to Niederdorf, and finally stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bern.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Spas

Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bern are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to home.
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Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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