28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online travel route planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Rome due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce. Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Piazza della Signoria. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Duomo di Siena (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary app .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, then take in the exciting artwork at Schack-Galerie, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Neue Pinakothek.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Florence to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Munich is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
Neue Pinakothek ©
Neue Pinakothek

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Vitus Cathedral and Lesser Town. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, get your bearings at Strahov Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Prague travel planner .

You can fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do your shopping at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidseplein. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and The Jordaan. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, get curious at Body Worlds, admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam sightseeing planner .

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Victoria and Albert Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Churchill War Rooms, explore the world behind art at The Queen's Gallery, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London vacation tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning app .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from London in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alcazar of Segovia and Catedral Primada. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Madrid: highs are around 40°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Alcazar of Segovia, Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, take in the pleasant sights at Passeig de Gracia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip builder app .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

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