24 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

24 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
8
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

3
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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel route website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2.5 hours. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September, plan for colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and steep yourself in history at Matthias Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Budapest holiday maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Budapest takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Budapest, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, and walk around Vondelpark.

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

You can fly from Budapest to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, wander the streets of Le Marais, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planning website.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. 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 September, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Lisbon in October, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to 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 (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll around Al-Azhar Park and then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo vacation planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Cairo by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Cairo reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Al-Azhar Park ©
Al-Azhar Park

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