36 days in Bogota & Europe Itinerary

36 days in Bogota & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Bogota, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Bogota, Colombia

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): walk around Parque de Usaquen, then browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Cento Chia, then browse the different shops at Plaza Mayor Paseo Comercial, and finally look for gifts at Garabato Libreria. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo and then browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Fontanar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major aiport is El Dorado International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Bogota can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Bogota

Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Chia
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Garabato Libreria ©
Garabato Libreria
Centro Comercial Fontanar ©
Centro Comercial Fontanar
Centro Comercial Cento Chia ©
Centro Comercial Cento Chia

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cabo Carvoeiro and Palacio Nacional de Mafra. Head to Ubbo and Mercado do Livramentofor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Baleal Beach (in Peniche), Cabo Espichel (in Sesimbra) and Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila) (in Obidos). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at A Cerca.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Lisbon takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Peniche, Cabo Espichel, A Cerca, Ubbo, Mercado do Livramento
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Baleal Beach ©
Baleal Beach
Ubbo ©
Ubbo
Mercado do Livramento ©
Mercado do Livramento

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castillo de Cardona, Conjunto and El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Lloret de Mar (Castell d'en Plaja, Parish Church of Sant Roma, &more), Malgrat de Mar (Parroquia San Nicolas & Parc Francesc Macia) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Tossa de Mar). It doesn't end there: visit Pueblo Medieval de Rupit and admire the masterpieces at Museu del Cau Ferrat.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip maker app.

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Malgrat de Mar, Cardona, Museu del Cau Ferrat, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Candy Bubble ©
Candy Bubble
Parish Church of Sant Roma ©
Parish Church of Sant Roma

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do your shopping at Comune Di Certaldo and Pesci Camping Store. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary and Corbucci. Venture out of the city with trips to Artesia Ceramica (in Certaldo), Arezzo Cathedral (in Arezzo) and Cappella delle Stimmate (in Chiusi della Verna). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, head outdoors with Truffle Hunting in Tuscany, and get a taste of the local shopping with Silvia Tanganelli.

To find out how to plan a trip to Florence, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Barcelona to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Certaldo, Chiusi della Verna, Arezzo Cathedral, Truffle Hunting in Tuscany, Silvia Tanganelli
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Comune Di Certaldo ©
Comune Di Certaldo
Artesia Ceramica ©
Artesia Ceramica
Pesci Camping Store ©
Pesci Camping Store

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
For shopping fun, head to La Bottega degli Orsini or Trevignano Romano. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monastero Di S.Benedetto and Palazzo dei Papi. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to La Torre dell'Orologio (in Sutri), Monastero di Santa Scolastica (in Subiaco) and Sentiero del Maneggio (in Campaegli). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Viterbo Historic Centre, admire the natural beauty at Moutan Botanical Center, and wander the streets of Quartiere San Pellegrino.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Viterbo, Subiaco, La Torre dell'Orologio, Trevignano Romano, Sentiero del Maneggio
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo dei Papi ©
Palazzo dei Papi
Trevignano Romano ©
Trevignano Romano
Viterbo Historic Centre
Viterbo Historic Centre

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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.
Head to Ruby Ceramics & Gift Shop and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisifor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chora Museum and Sultanahmet Square. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , wander the streets of Ortakoy, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul holiday site.

Fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Istanbul is 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum
Ruby Ceramics & Gift Shop ©
Ruby Ceramics & Gift Shop
Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi ©
Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Celeritas Shooting Club and Statue of St Stephen. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Citadel, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, and take in the architecture and design of Pazmany Peter Catholic University.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest road trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Traveling from Istanbul in May, Budapest is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pazmany Peter Catholic University
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Citadel ©
Citadel
Koller Gallery ©
Koller Gallery
Celeritas Shooting Club ©
Celeritas Shooting Club

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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 14th (Tue), wander the streets of Lesser Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Troja Chateau, then take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, and finally stop by Manufaktura. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Park Průhonice and then step into the grandiose world of Konopiste Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Budapest in May, you will find days in Prague are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Konopiste Castle, Park Průhonice
Highlights from your plan
 Park Průhonice ©
Park Průhonice
Manufaktura ©
Manufaktura
Lesser Town
Lesser Town

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Flora Holland and Eise Eisinga Planetarium. Venture out of the city with trips to De Hoge Berg (in Oudeschild), Noordbrabants Museum (in Den Bosch) and Utrecht (Room Escape Games & Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at De Orchideeen Hoeve, learn about all things military at Marinemuseum, examine the collection at National Military Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm.

Make your Amsterdam itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Utrecht, Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605, Marinemuseum, National Military Museum, De Hoge Berg
Highlights from your plan
Noordbrabants Museum ©
Noordbrabants Museum
Royal Flora Holland ©
Royal Flora Holland
De Orchideeen Hoeve ©
De Orchideeen Hoeve

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at World of Disney and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes (in Soissons), Mosquee Al Salam de Dammarie-les-Lys (in Dammarie-les-Lys) and Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) (in Fontainebleau). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Maintenon, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Bois des Aigles, make a trip to La Tour Cesar, and admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Compiegne.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes, Palais de Compiegne, World of Disney, Golf du Chateau d'Humieres, Mosquee Al Salam de Dammarie-les-Lys
Highlights from your plan
Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)
Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)
World of Disney ©
World of Disney
Chateau de Maintenon ©
Chateau de Maintenon

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shoreham Farmers Market and Oliver's Brighton. Discover out-of-the-way places like Highdown Gardens and Amberley Museum. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: The Sculpture Park (in Churt) and WWT Arundel Wetland Centre (in Arundel).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our London trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Shoreham Farmers Market, Oliver's Brighton, WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, The Sculpture Park, Highdown Gardens
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The Sculpture Park ©
The Sculpture Park
Oliver's Brighton ©
Oliver's Brighton
Highdown Gardens ©
Highdown Gardens

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 27th (Mon), stop by The Chocolate Garden of Ireland, examine the collection at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, then browse the collection at Marsh's Library, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hill of Tara (Temair), then explore the striking landscape at Rock of Dunamase, and then take a stroll around Visual Carlow.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dublin visit planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In May in Dublin, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Rock of Dunamase, Hill of Tara (Temair), Visual Carlow, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, The Chocolate Garden of Ireland
Highlights from your plan
The Chocolate Garden of Ireland ©
The Chocolate Garden of Ireland
Red Stables Food Market ©
Red Stables Food Market
Visual Carlow ©
Visual Carlow

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