28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shoes on the Danube and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

Plan my day in Budapest using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Melbourne, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Melbourne to Budapest, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Shoes on the Danube ©
Shoes on the Danube

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Lesser Town. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague travel route builder app .

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Budapest in October: highs in Prague hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Beer Tastings & Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luxembourg Gardens and Île de la Cité. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip site .

You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Prague in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can 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
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Quinta da Regaleira and Alfama. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner .

Fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Magic Fountain (Font Magica) and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Las Ramblas, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Palatine Hill. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Food Tours
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Siena Cathedral in Siena, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence trip app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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 26th (Sat): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice itinerary builder website .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Areas of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Cami . Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Ortakoy, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul attractions planner.

Getting from Venice to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Venice to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Venice in October, you will find days in Istanbul are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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