48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cartagena, Colombia
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
11
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Cartagena, Colombia

2
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: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, meet the residents at ARTIS, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour planner.

Cartagena, Colombia to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Colombia Time (COT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cartagena in October; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip maker site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

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

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris visit planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect Prague to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

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

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and walk around Prater.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vienna tour builder site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, make a trip to Halaszbastya, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Budapest are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of Athens to go to Mycenae and see Archaeological Site Mycenae, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Athens online trip maker .

Getting from Istanbul to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Athens, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Vatican Museums, and explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip site .

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November in Florence, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

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

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.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice day trip planning tool .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Venice, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, stroll around Parc Guell, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online journey planner .

Getting from Venice to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in November, with highs in Barcelona at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

Plan trip to Lisbon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. November in Lisbon sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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