24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary maker site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Istanbul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens travel route planning app.

Fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Athens, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then make a trip to Spanish Steps.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rome vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence journey website.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in October, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip builder tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, stop by Le Marais, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

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

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Prague at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On your second day here, indulge your taste buds at Central Market Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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