44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Edmonton, Canada

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Edinburgh Old Town. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning tool.

Edmonton, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Edinburgh, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Walking tours
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and stroll around Hyde Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the London trip maker app.

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

4
nights
Paris, France

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Luxembourg Gardens and Musee Rodin. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Photography Tours
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Zarkovica Animal Shelter. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and don't miss a visit to Pile Gate.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Paris to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Historic Areas of Istanbul. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip app.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Istanbul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in September: highs in Istanbul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Food Tours
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shoes on the Danube Bank and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Budapest online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for much colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank
Danube River
Danube River

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Lobkowicz Palace. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and have some family-friendly fun at Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Prague online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Budapest in September, plan for little chillier days in Prague, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Beer Tastings & Tours
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, thentake some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thenadmire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, thenbrowse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Prague to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and San Giorgio Maggiore. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Walking tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Duomo. Change things up with a short trip to Piazza del Campo in Siena (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence tour builder app.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roman Forum and Church of St. Louis of the French. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Magic Fountain and Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) 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
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Walking tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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