26 days in Western Europe Itinerary

26 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
On the 6th (Sun), make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

Plan trip to Vienna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vienna is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Vienna. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, things will get much colder in Vienna: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder site .

You can fly from Vienna to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, walk around Hyde Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the London holiday builder site .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip website .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, wander the streets of Alfama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online vacation planner .

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally explore the galleries of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip app .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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 22nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Ca' d'Oro, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice route planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in October: high temperatures in Venice hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
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 05 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): wander the streets of Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Athens online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. October in Athens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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