23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder website.

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone 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) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza del Duomo and Piazza del Campo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Siena and Piazza della Signoria. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally stop by El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planning app.

Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Barcelona are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Quinta da Regaleira and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdade. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Castelo dos Mouros). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and wander the streets of Rossio Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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 cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online visit planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In November, Paris is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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 29th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally see the interesting displays at Powder Tower. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, and finally visit Lesser Town.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Prague online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in November; daily highs in Prague reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Center of Vienna and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Hofburg, don't miss a visit to Graben and Kohlmarkt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vienna journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November in Vienna, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 Heroes' Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Vaci Street.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Istanbul. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7: