33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Knoxville, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train + bus:  5​h
8
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Knoxville, United States

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Le Marais and Louvre Museum. Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris road trip site .

Knoxville, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Knoxville to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Knoxville in October, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
Get some cultural insight at Katedrala Svateho Vita and StaromEstske namEsti. Visit Prague Castle and Lobkowicz Palace for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Prague travel planning website .

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Prague hover around 56°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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 Belvedere Palace and St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade) for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vienna trip app .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere 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.
Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matthias Church and Halaszbastya. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, and get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Budapest itinerary maker website .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul sightseeing planning app .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are warmer (73°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

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
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.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice driving holiday planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you will find days in Venice are little chillier (66°F), and nights are colder (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and The Baptistery of St. John. You'll explore and learn at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visit Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. When in Ravello, make a side trip to see Le Vigne di Raito in Vietri sul Mare, approximately 44 minutes away.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Fornillo, Le Vigne di Raito
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, wander the streets of Trastevere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in October, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira, then admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and then wander the streets of Rossio Square.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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