25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: San Jose, Costa Rica

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey and then step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Banqueting House, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary builder .

San Jose, Costa Rica to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to London is 6 hours. In November, London is much colder than San Jose - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Katedrala Svateho Vita, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and finally contemplate the long history of Prasna brana. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Prague day trip tool .

You can fly from London to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Prague due to the time zone difference. In November, Prague is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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.
You'll explore and learn at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Popular historic sites such as Belvedere Palace and Schonbrunn Palace are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Albertina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, and contemplate the long history of St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade).

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vienna journey maker tool .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Vienna sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Budapest sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Budapest are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip site .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. While traveling from Budapest, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
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.
Palatine Hill and Colosseum will appeal to history buffs. Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Pantheon, make a trip to Roman Forum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence journey planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Let the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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 a sense of the local culture at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Eiffel Tower. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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