36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Athens, Greece
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 10 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h 30 min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
End: London, United Kingdom

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Pantheon are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip maker app.

Athens, Greece to Rome is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome. Traveling from Athens in August, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

10
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna), Lucca (Le mura di Lucca & San Michele in Foro) and Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Centro Storico di Siena, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, Madonna del Ghisallo, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
day
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.
On the 19th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at Memento Park, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Venice to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Venice in August, plan for little chillier nights in Budapest, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Take a break from Vienna with a short trip to Melk Abbey in Melk, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, don't miss a visit to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche).

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Visit Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Powder Tower. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague online day trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and finally explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder website.

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Grote Markt
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Swinbrook (St Oswald's Church & St Mary's Church), Combe Mill (in Long Hanborough) and Dover Castle (in Dover). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, learn about all things military at Imperial War Museums, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London day trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Burford, St Nicholas Church, Combe Mill, Dover Castle, Windsor Castle
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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