21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  7 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: New Delhi, India


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3
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip tool.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 7- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in June, expect nights in Istanbul to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and soothe aching muscles at Széchenyi Thermal Bath.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Budapest road trip planning site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Budapest, with lows around 18°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and see the interesting displays at Polish Aviation Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Krakow online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in July: highs in Krakow hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 9th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park and then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Heraklion tour itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Krakow to Heraklion in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Heraklion is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Krakow in July; daily highs in Heraklion reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Watercity Waterpark Themed Park, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take a stroll through Lesser Town, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Prague travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Heraklion to Prague due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Heraklion in July; daily highs in Prague reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Cavtat Old Town (in Cavtat) and Stonske zidine - Ulaz (in Ston). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, and contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Prague to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in July, with highs in Dubrovnik at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cavtat Old Town, Stonske zidine - Ulaz
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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