28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shoes on the Danube Bank and Matthias Church. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. 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 °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Room Escape Games. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, make a trip to Vaclavske namEsti, and get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Prague sightseeing planner.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. While traveling from Budapest, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Tours
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Beer Tastings & Tours
Room Escape Games

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Luxembourg Gardens and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning app.

You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in October, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish 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
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Park and National Palace of Pena and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. There's much more to do: visit Alfama, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip planning site.

Fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in October, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Magic Fountain and Barcelona Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, catch a live event at Camp Nou, and walk around Parc Guell.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Galleria Borghese. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in October since evenings lows in Rome dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Siena and Piazza della Signoria. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Piazza del Campo, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence visit planning app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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 landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, thenexplore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, thensee the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, thensnap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

Discover how to plan a Venice trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Venice hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Areas of Istanbul and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much hotter (°C). Finish up 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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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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