26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, get engrossed in the history at Naval Museum, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary planning tool.

Bogota, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Madrid due to the time zone difference. In October, Madrid is somewhat warmer than Bogota - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Latin Quarter. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Marmottan Monet and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally stop by The Jordaan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Gemaldegalerie. You'll explore and learn at Palace of Tears and Pergamonmuseum. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Waldschule Briesetal (in Birkenwerder) and Rhinluch (in Linum). There's still lots to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Stasimuseum, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip planning website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Staromestske namesti and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. Visit Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary website.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melk Abbey and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Belvedere Palace and Durnstein Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, browse the exhibits of KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, and don't miss a visit to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

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You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and Liberty Statue. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Citadel, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, stroll around Margaret Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Budapest are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Church of St. Louis of the French. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in November; daily highs in Rome reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planning website.

You can fly from Rome to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in November since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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