23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Burbank, United States
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Subway:  30 min
2
Vatican City, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Linz, Austria
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h
End: Burbank, United States

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galleria Borghese as well as Free Bike Tours Rome. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus are in your itinerary. Pantheon and Via Condotti are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome route builder.

Burbank, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Burbank to Rome. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a subway to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Outdoors Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese

1
day
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vatican City trip planner.

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Make your Naples itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a train from Vatican City to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Naples sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Forum
Highlights from your plan
Forum ©
Forum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Naples in May, with lows around 52°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno ©
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno

1
night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 23rd (Sat), look for gifts at Mercato delle Erbe.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bologna travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Bologna are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio
Basilica San Francesco ©
Basilica San Francesco

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Escape the urban bustle at Untersberg and Naturdenkmal Seisenbergklamm. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Red Bull Hangar-7. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Reiterkogelbahn (in Saalbach-Hinterglemm) and Hexenwasser (in Soll). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Bologna to Salzburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bologna in May: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 65°F and lows are around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Linz.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Reiterkogelbahn, Hexenwasser, Naturdenkmal Seisenbergklamm, Basilika St. Michael
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

1
night
Linz, Austria

Linz ©
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Burgruine Prandegg, get outside with Grottenbahn, browse the different shops at Plus City, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian, then take an in-depth tour of Voestalpine, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ursulinenkirche.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Linz trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Linz by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Vienna.

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Burgruine Prandegg, Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian
Highlights from your plan
Burgruine Prandegg ©
Burgruine Prandegg
Voestalpine ©
Voestalpine
Zahnmuseum Linz ©
Zahnmuseum Linz

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
You've now added Wien Mitte the Mall to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Hofburg and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). You'll explore and learn at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and The Third Man Museum. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein), Wachau Valley (in Joching) and SCS Shopping Center Sued (in Voesendorf). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stift Klosterneuburg, steep yourself in history at Chapel of St. Virgil, and pause for some serene contemplation at Servitenkirche.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by train from Linz to Vienna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Stift Klosterneuburg, Casino Baden, Wachau Valley, SCS Shopping Center Sued, Burgruine Duernstein
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) ©
Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbar Mitte, then shop like a local with Klassenfeind Gallery, and finally browse the different shops at Die Hackeschen Hoefe. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Mitte, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Berlin, then get engrossed in the history at Palace of Tears, and finally take in the history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin.

Discover how to plan a Berlin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Gemaldegalerie ©
Gemaldegalerie

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome
To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You will leave for home on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife

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