21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor some retail therapy. Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August since evenings lows in Paris dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Palace and Fotografiska Stockholm. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stockholm Old Town and Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, admire the masterpieces at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Stockholm travel route planner.

Getting from Paris to Stockholm by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in August, expect Budapest to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in August since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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. Get some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

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

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Le mura di Lucca and Piazza del Duomo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Siena and Basilica di Santa Croce. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana & Piazza del Campo). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence day trip site .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, then take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Florence to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

Similar Plans

22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH July, kids, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA November, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans