34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Nantes, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Hannover, Germany
— 1 night
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Graz, Austria
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then ponder the design of La Place des Jacobins, and finally stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

Before you visit Lyon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Istanbul, Turkey to Lyon is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Lyon: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Nantes.
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Nantes, France — 2 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 3rd (Mon), shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye, wander the streets of Place Graslin, and then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then ponder the design of Le Miroir d'Eau, and finally relax and rejuvenate at O35.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantes online travel route planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Nantes in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October in Nantes, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stop by Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Nantes to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Groeningemuseum, Belfry of Bruges, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels attractions planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, then take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at Euromast, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), then admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), and finally make a trip to Markt.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam road trip site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Rotterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, visit The Jordaan, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip website.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hannover.
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Hannover, Germany — 1 night

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Herrenhauser Garten.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hannover road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Hannover takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Hannover are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 2 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Hamburg Town Hall, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, and finally explore the activities along Port of Hamburg.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Hannover to Hamburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hamburg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip maker website.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

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You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Graz.
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Graz, Austria — 2 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Uhrturm, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz, and then don't miss a visit to Hauptplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by MuR - Modernes & Raritaten, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthaus Graz.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Graz route planner.

Getting from Vienna to Graz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. October in Graz sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for sightseeing, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva Street, and explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Graz to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 1st (Tue), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest vacation maker.

Drive from Zagreb to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for home.
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