24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin journey maker app .

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 62°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

2
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.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner .

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary website .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. September in Paris sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Lesser Town, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague travel route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 12th (Mon), make a trip to Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online tour planner .

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rome trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are a bit cooler (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip tool .

Getting from Florence to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and then appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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