33 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

33 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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 Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stop by Le Marais, wander the streets of Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris sightseeing tool.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In October, Paris is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visiting Platja de Canyelles and Fenals Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Playa de La Barceloneta and Lloret Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

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Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Barcelona reach 73°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 30th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Venice reach 66°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and visit Trastevere.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Rome sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nafplio (Bourtzi, Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Athens holiday builder site.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in November since evenings lows in Athens dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip planning app.

Getting from Athens to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Athens to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Athens in November, with highs in Budapest at 50°F and lows at 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then wander the streets of The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam route planner.

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple Bar and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Vagabond Tours in Greystones (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Dublin Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. November in Dublin sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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