43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  18​h
1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train + bus:  5​h
10
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
subway + train:  3​h
11
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Bogota, Colombia

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some cultural insight at Urquhart Castle and Culloden Battlefield. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eilean Donan Castle and Glen Strathfarrar. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and RSPB - Insh Marshes (in Kingussie). The adventure continues: stroll through Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Select Tours, and stop by Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness online holiday planner .

Bogota, Colombia to Inverness is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bogota in September: highs in Inverness hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauly, Drumnadrochit, Eilean Donan Castle, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

3
nights
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.
Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to National Gallery of Ireland and Grafton Streetfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, view the masterpieces at James Joyce Cultural Centre, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and make a trip to Temple Bar.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dublin online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Montmartre and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Le Marais, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from Dublin in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
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 a sense of the local culture at StaromEstske namEsti and Katedrala Svateho Vita. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lesser Town and Lobkowicz Palace. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and explore the world behind art at St. George's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Prague trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can 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

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial. Explore hidden gems such as Schonbrunner Gardens and Melk Abbey. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn 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.
Let the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Street. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Areas of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Cami . Let the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace capture your imagination. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul vacation site .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in September since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St Mark's Campanile. Piazza San Marco and Gallerie dell'Accademia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Venice travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in September since evenings lows in Venice dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Piazza del Campo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Siena (in Siena), Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Centro Storico Ravello. You'll explore and learn at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano & Fornillo).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Florence in October, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Lido Capo di Conca, Le Vigne di Raito
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Galleria Borghese and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Square. Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take a stroll through Alfama.

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You can fly from Rome to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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