27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Funchal, Portugal
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Heidelberg (Altstadt (Old Town) & Schloss Heidelberg). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, take in the views from Iron Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt holiday planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In August in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

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 5th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berlin holiday planning site.

Fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue. On your second day here, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Prague trip planning website.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Prague in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 12th (Mon), catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Athens day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Athens in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Budapest to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in August: high temperatures in Athens hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 14th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vesuvio National Park, and then make a trip to Spaccanapoli.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Naples online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Naples takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in August, Naples is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Atomium, then make a trip to Grand Place, and then steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels vacation planner.

Getting from Naples to Brussels by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Naples in August; daily highs in Brussels reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to London. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 21st (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the collection at The John Rylands Library, then have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from London to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Manchester hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Manchester

Childrens Museums · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Funchal, Portugal

— 1 night
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Funchal journey maker app.

Getting from Manchester to Funchal by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Funchal hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
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Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, and catch a live event at Estadio do Dragao.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Porto travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Funchal to Porto in 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Funchal in August since evenings lows in Porto dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

Madeira Islands travel guide

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Gardens · Geologic Formations · Mountains
A feast for the senses, the subtropical paradise of Madeira Islands draws nearly a million visitors annually. This Atlantic archipelago, known to many as the "Islands of Eternal Spring," lies some 850 km (530 mi) southwest of the Portuguese mainland. Volcanic in origin, the islands feature dense pine and laurel forests and richly cultivated mountain slopes. The two populated islands boast an extensive network of irrigation channels, bringing much-needed fresh water to the coastal farms and resorts. Hiking trails following these water channels make even the remotest areas accessible, beckoning to adventurous trekkers and impassioned nature lovers. Base your holiday in the city of Funchal, the archipelago's capital and biggest city.