29 days in Western Europe & Budapest Itinerary

29 days in Western Europe & Budapest Itinerary

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29 days in Western Europe & Budapest Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  11​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Montepulciano, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Gimignano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Pisa, Italy
— 1 day
train:  2​h
8
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
11
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
12
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
13
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
14
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Bogota, Colombia

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque del Retiro as well as Free Walking Tours Madrid. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight with Free Walking Tours Madrid.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip tool .

Bogota, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Madrid is 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in September, with highs in Madrid at 32°C and lows at 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Free Walking Tours Madrid ©
Free Walking Tours Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Barri Gòtic. Casa Batllo and Carrer Petritxol will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Born and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planning site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus ©
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

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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 Terme di Caracalla, Palatine Hill and Colosseum.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in October, with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Montepulciano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Terme di Caracalla ©
Terme di Caracalla

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hours
Montepulciano, Italy

Montepulciano ©
Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di San Biagio, don't miss a visit to Terrazza Del Palazzo Comunale, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Santissimo Nome Di Gesu', and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Pulcinella.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Montepulciano attractions planner .

You can drive from Rome to Montepulciano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites
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Tempio di San Biagio ©
Tempio di San Biagio

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San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Gimignano vacation planning tool .

Getting from Montepulciano to San Gimignano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in San Gimignano, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©

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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 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip tool .

You can drive from San Gimignano to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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day
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Camposanto ©
Camposanto

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, then don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, and then make a trip to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Pisa to Cinque Terre by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Via dell'Amore ©
Via dell'Amore
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Vicolo Privato Lavandai. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Arco della Pace and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Certosa di Milano.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip site .

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cinque Terre, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Budapest.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Certosa di Milano ©
Certosa di Milano

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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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest itinerary planner.

You can fly from Milan to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in October, Budapest is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for Berlin.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial of the Berlin Wall and East Side Gallery. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum and wander the streets of Mitte.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip builder .

You can fly from Budapest to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam online road trip planner .

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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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.
Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and La Madeleine. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and make a trip to Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid
To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Paris to Madrid by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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