32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo dos Mouros. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon tour itinerary builder.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lisbon is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. Popular historic sites such as Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Old Town are in your itinerary. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Stirling and see National Wallace Monument, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Edinburgh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Lisbon in October, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stirling, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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 22nd (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, thentake an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haarlem
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
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.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, thentake a stroll through Île de la Cité, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally make a trip to Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Galleria Borghese and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Rome itinerary app.

Getting from Paris to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Rome hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza del Campo and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Siena and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence tour itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

2
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 1st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, thendon't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, you will find days in Venice are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and Lobkowicz Palace. Let the collections at Powder Tower and Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia - National Gallery Prague capture your imagination. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Prague holiday planner.

Fly from Venice to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in November, with highs in Prague at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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.
Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and Albertina capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, admire the landmark architecture of Maria Am Gestade, and don't miss a visit to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna online trip builder.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. November in Vienna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. Get some cultural insight at Liberty Statue and Heroes' Square. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami . Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, and see the interesting displays at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul holiday app.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in November: highs in Istanbul hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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