27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  4​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
bus:  7​h
9
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
End: Madrid, Spain

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palatine Hill, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and other attractions. On the 29th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Spanish Steps, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and then delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

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Madrid, Spain to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

5
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Venture out of the city with trips to Italy in Miniature (in Rimini), Riccione (Playa del Sol & Oltremare) and Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Basilica San Vitale, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, take in the architecture and design of Academya Lingue, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Bologna online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Bologna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ravenna, Riccione, Italy in Miniature, Piazza Maggiore, Acquario di Cattolica
Highlights from your plan
Oltremare ©
Oltremare
Secret Zone ©
Secret Zone
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda ©

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Riva del Carbon, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online vacation builder .

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Venice sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Venice to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in October, with highs in Prague at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Fun & Games Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 13th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, make a trip to Reichstag Building, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Berlin online journey builder .

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Zandmotor (in The Hague), Delft (BuytenDelft & Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland) and Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, enjoy some diversion at Postcard Experience, get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, and catch some excitement at GoDutch - Dutch Costume Photo.

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You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Delft, Zandmotor, Efteling
Highlights from your plan
BuytenDelft ©
BuytenDelft
Efteling ©
Efteling
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Lisbon. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Oriente.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Madrid road trip tool .

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Lisbon in October, with lows around 13°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza de Oriente ©
Plaza de Oriente
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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