37 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 8 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 11 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 9 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and Wallace Collection. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hampton Court Palace and Museum of London. Step out of London to go to Weybridge and see Mercedes-Benz World, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Imperial War Museum London, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and gain insight at Royal Academy of Arts.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London holiday planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to London, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for colder days in London, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Funchal.
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Funchal, Portugal — 8 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu and Frederico de Freitas Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Swim with Dolphins and Praia de Machico. Explore Funchal's surroundings by going to Levada Caldeirao Verde (in Santana), Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao (in Machico) and Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto (in Canical). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Ruivo, make a trip to Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal, and view the masterpieces at Caravel Art Center.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Funchal day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Funchal takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Funchal reach 28°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 11 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica of Santa Croce and Palazzo Vecchio. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Pisa. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Monteriggioni (Walls of Monteriggioni, Castello di Monteriggioni, &more), Siena (Chiesa di San Donato & Battistero di San Giovanni) and Pisa (Knights’ Square, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza della Repubblica.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Florence takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal to Florence, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Funchal in October, expect Florence to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 7 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.
For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or TASCHEN Store Amsterdam. Explore hidden gems such as Zaanse Schans and Body Worlds. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Kunstmuseum Den Haag in The Hague--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: visit The Jordaan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, Amsterdam is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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