20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Corinth Canal and Pantopolion. Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. There's still lots to do: visit Plaka, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Parthenon, and stop by Hondos Center.

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

Lahore, Pakistan to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Athens when traveling from Lahore in July, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Corinth Canal
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

4
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Historic Areas of Istanbul and Jennifer's Hamam. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, delve into the distant past at Valens Aqueduct, stroll through Florya Sahil Parkı, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul itinerary builder.

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in July; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Head to Book Cafe - Lotz Terem and Reflexshopfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, buy something for everyone on your list at Arena Mall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in July, Budapest is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Széchenyi Thermal Bath ©
Széchenyi Thermal Bath

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and Salzburg Museum. Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen in Werfen--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, don't miss a visit to Stiegl-Brauwelt, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Salzburg journey planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Salzburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for little chillier days in Salzburg, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Rocking Horse Toy Shop and Egoist Royal Parfums. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lobkowicz Palace and Jewish Museum in Prague. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, get engrossed in the history at KGB Museum, look for gifts at Manufaktura, and try out the rides at Aquacentrum Sutka.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Prague itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stop by Laderach, fly like a bird with Alpine Adventures Zermatt (Fly Zermatt), stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally take a memorable ride with Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Metzgerei Bayard.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt travel route site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Prague to Zermatt in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise ©
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Alpine Adventures Zermatt (Fly Zermatt) ©
Alpine Adventures Zermatt (Fly Zermatt)

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