33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

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 striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the views from Galata Koprusu, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary planning site.

Seoul, South Korea to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seoul to Istanbul, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in November, expect much hotter with lows of 17°C in Istanbul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly to Athens.
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Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 23rd (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): wander the streets of Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome online visit planner.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in November, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, look for gifts at HUMILIS Made in Assisi (Boutique Firenze Ponte Vecchio), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip builder.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and finally admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip site.

You can fly from Florence to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in November; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 12°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 2nd (Fri), browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, visit El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Brussels.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, The Markt, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel route planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Brussels in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Vienna.
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Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:

Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

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, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, and make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vienna online holiday planner.

You can fly from Brussels to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

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

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Lisbon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in December: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Budapest.
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online itinerary planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in December, you will find days in Budapest are cooler (5°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

Paris, France — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in December, things will get a bit warmer in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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