23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome trip maker tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in November; daily highs in Rome reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza del Duomo and Piazza del Campo. Visit Piazza della Signoria and Duomo di Siena for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): browse the exhibits of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona planner .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdadefor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Park and National Palace of Pena and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, ponder the design of Rossio Square, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Île de la Cité. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. In November, Paris is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and finally explore the galleries of Prasna brana. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Charles Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, then view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

Start your trip to Prague by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paris in November, expect Prague to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarktfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vienna day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Vienna are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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 4th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Vaci Street.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Budapest itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
On the 6th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Galata Tower. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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