33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis, United States
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
3
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
bus + train:  5​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Indianapolis, United States

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo dos Mouros. Get a sense of the local culture at Belém Tower and Park and National Palace of Pena. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Lisbon online itinerary maker .

Indianapolis, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Lisbon. Traveling from Indianapolis in October, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

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.
Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Galleria Borghese and Church of St. Louis of the French. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto--about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Lisbon to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Rome sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visiting Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano (in Positano).

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ravello trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Le Vigne di Raito, Lido Capo di Conca, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Campo and Basilica di Santa Croce. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena are in your itinerary. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in October since evenings lows in Florence dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

3
nights
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.
Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice journey maker .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, examine the collection at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul online trip planner .

You can fly from Venice to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Halaszbastya and Dohány Street Synagogue. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, and don't miss a visit to Hősök tere.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
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.
Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche).

Plan trip to Vienna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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 27th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and finally contemplate the long history of Prasna brana. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Montmartre and Île de la Cité. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Prague to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Prague in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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