44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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44 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Eze, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
9
Ano Mera, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
13
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
15
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
16
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Houston, United States


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4
nights
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

Before you visit London, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Houston, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Houston to London due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in November, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in London: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Time Out Market Lisboa as well as No Map Tours. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, don't miss a visit to Rossio Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon vacation planner .

You can fly from London to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from London in November, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Transportation Museums
Highlights from your plan
No Map Tours ©
No Map Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Madrid route planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in November: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally examine the collection at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Las Ramblas, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 65°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Eze.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

1
night
Eze, France

Eze ©
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
On the 14th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, then stroll through Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse), then contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, and then make a trip to Promenade Maurice Rouvier.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Eze attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barcelona to Eze. In November, daily temperatures in Eze can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Eze

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Beaulieu-sur-Mer, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Old Harbor (La Darse)
Highlights from your plan
Old Harbor (La Darse) ©
Old Harbor (La Darse)
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Rome holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Eze to Rome. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Positano online trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in November since evenings lows in Positano dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Church of Santa Maria Assunta

2
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

You can drive from Positano to Venice in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. In November, Venice is slightly colder than Positano - with highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ano Mera.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Ano Mera, Greece

Ano Mera ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Elia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panayia Tourliani. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ano Mera trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Venice to Ano Mera. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in November: high temperatures in Ano Mera hover around 65°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ano Mera

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, Elia Beach, Super Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Monastery of Panayia Tourliani ©
Monastery of Panayia Tourliani

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ano Mera to Istanbul. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Ano Mera in November, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Budapest route planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vienna sightseeing planner.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Vienna, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and finally admire the striking features of Dancing House.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Prague trip planner .

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then make a trip to East Side Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Berlin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Amsterdam trip simple and quick.

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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