26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
14
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
15
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Pune, India

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Ulica Florianska.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Krakow vacation planning tool .

Pune, India to Krakow is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planning tool .

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lobkowicz Palace, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then take an in-depth tour of Schloss Nymphenburg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip planner .

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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.
On the 30th (Mon), shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and finally shop like a local with Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Leidseplein, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 4th (Fri), examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oslo trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Oslo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Oslo reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Michan's Church.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Oslo to Dublin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dublin when traveling from Oslo in October, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

1
day
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Madrid online road trip planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Madrid. Traveling from Dublin in October, expect Madrid to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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 7th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria, and finally examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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 9th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, take an in-depth tour of Palazzo Medici Riccardi, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in October since evenings lows in Florence dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Roman Forum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Hellenic Parliament, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Athens visit planning website .

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time 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
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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