29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then admire the natural beauty at National Garden, then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planning tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in September, expect nights in Athens to be a bit cooler, around 24°C, while days are colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then browse the exhibits of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner .

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Bring the kids along to Swimming Pools Unter Letten and Hallenbad Altstetten. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Ufschotti Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Zurich reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Marne-la-Vallee to see Disneyland Paris about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Attractions like Tivoli Gardens and The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Copenhagen ZOO.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen holiday builder app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in September: highs in Copenhagen hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Theme Parks
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Schonbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Prater, admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Halaszbastya and Szechenyi Chain Bridge. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest visit planner.

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Bembo, then experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, and finally browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in September; daily highs in Venice reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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