38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and relax and rejuvenate at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul visit planner.

Chennai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Chennai in September: highs in Istanbul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, take a stroll through Plaka, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Athens hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Rome.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the history behind La Pieta.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome travel planner.

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:

Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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 27th (Tue), admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia.

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Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, shop like a local with La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, and stop by El Barri Gòtic.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona travel route planner.

Fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Venice in September, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, visit Alfama, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and walk around St Stephens Green.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in October, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train 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, stop by The Jordaan, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

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Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): wander the streets of Lesser Town, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Prague, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, and finally admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally pick up some local products at Central Market Hall.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Budapest planning website.

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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