25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Washington DC, United States

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 13th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, thenmake a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. On your second day here, walk around Parc Guell, catch a live event at Camp Nou, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Barcelona is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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 21st (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy and then admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in October, expect Budapest to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 43°F. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, thenget engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, thenwander the streets of Ortakoy, and finally contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are much hotter (73°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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 26th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument and then take in the views from Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Prague takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: high temperatures in Prague hover around 56°F and lows are around 43°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
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: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Paris takes 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 (62°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, make a trip to Tower Bridge, and walk around Hyde Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our London trip builder website.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 41°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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