26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 3 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, stroll around Hyde Park, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find out how to plan a trip to London, use our trip itinerary maker.

Stockholm, Sweden to London is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Stockholm to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

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 all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris online road trip planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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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, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco. On your second day here, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art 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.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for little chillier nights in Venice, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Spanish Steps, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Monastiraki, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and visit Plaka.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Athens online route maker.

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami . Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Athens in September, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Budapest.
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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 24th (Sat), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest route planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Budapest, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna online vacation planner.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Prague.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

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 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Lesser Town, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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