20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights

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London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The British Museum and Buckingham Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bodiam Castle and Tower of London. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Brighton (Gustamps & North Laine). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, make a trip to Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London holiday maker tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, Southend Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station and Ashford International Rail Station. In August, daytime highs in London are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

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Riga, Latvia

— 4 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Riga Cathedral and Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. You'll explore and learn at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs and Latvian National Museum Of Art. Take a break from Riga with a short trip to Cesis Medieval Castle in Cesis, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: visit Old City Riga (Vecriga), get engrossed in the history at Zanis Lipke Memorial, get outside with Jurmala Beach, and stop by Dzenis Amber.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Riga visit planner.

Fly from London to Riga in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Riga due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

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.
St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to MuseumsQuartier Wien and Cafe Gloriette. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Hofburg, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

Fly from Riga to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Riga to Vienna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Riga in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Vienna, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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Budapest, Hungary

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue. Get some cultural insight at Matthias Church and Heroes' Square. When in Budapest, make a side trip to see Gyomroi Tofurdo in Gyomro, approximately Gyomro away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, take a stroll through Vaci Street, and shop like a local with Andrassy Avenue.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Budapest sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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