23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
3
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
4
Windermere, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
6
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Matthias Church and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Budapest online visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Budapest is minus 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Budapest at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Schip, then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Victoria Baths, then have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, then get lost in a book at The John Rylands Library, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Contemporary Six.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Manchester online trip builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to Manchester by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum
Victoria Baths ©
Victoria Baths
Contemporary Six ©
Contemporary Six

3
nights
Windermere, United Kingdom

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lakeland Motor Museum and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum. Townend and Jesus Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Predator Experience (in Ayside), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Castle Crag (in Grange-in-Borrowdale). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School, view the masterpieces at Cookhouse Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Windermere trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Windermere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Windermere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Troutbeck, Predator Experience, Lakeland Motor Museum, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Alpacaly Ever After
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore hidden gems such as Wallace Collection and Speed Boats Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Buckingham Palace and Churchill War Rooms. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Royal Mews, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London journey builder.

You can take a train from Windermere to London in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. October in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, examine the collection at BMW Museum, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip site.

You can fly from London to Munich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Munich is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from London in October since evenings lows in Munich dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in October; daily highs in Florence reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Annunziata, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally hike along Ravello - Atrani Walk. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Ravello driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Ravello. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Scala, Amalfi, Lido Capo di Conca, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

2
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.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Valens Aqueduct, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Pera Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip app.

Fly from Ravello to Istanbul in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Ravello in October, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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