22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
7
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 3 nights
8
Bodrum City, Turkey
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle and then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, Paris is somewhat warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Salou to see PortAventura about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

PortAventura
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Belém Tower, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, then take a stroll through Alfama, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 10th (Tue), Head underground at Cuevas del Drach, meet the residents at Palma Aquarium, then explore the world behind art at Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma, and finally don't miss a visit to Can Corbella. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, then get to know the fascinating history of Banos Arabes, and finally wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca day trip planning app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Alcudia Old Town, Cuevas del Drach
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Cuevas del Drach ©
Cuevas del Drach
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma ©
Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally make a trip to Hippodrome (At Meydani).

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Istanbul takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Palma de Mallorca, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, and then delve into the distant past at Aphrodisias.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Denizli, Aphrodisias
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

3
nights
Bodrum City, Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Bodrum City is known for historic sites, museums, beaches, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Castle of St. Peter, don't miss a visit to Windmills, go for a stroll along the water at Yalikavak Marina, and see the interesting displays at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bodrum City online visit planner .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Bodrum City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bodrum City can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Yalikavak Marina
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Yalikavak Marina ©
Yalikavak Marina

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