26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
9
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Begijnhof are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Strand Camperduin (in Schoorl) and Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Jordaan and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam route site.

Houston, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Amsterdam, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in October, expect Amsterdam to be colder, temps between 59°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Strand Camperduin, Natuurgebied Zwanenwater
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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.
On the 11th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. On the next day, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then explore the galleries of Lobkowicz Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of St. George's Basilica.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Prague sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, appreciate the views at Dera Creek, and then head outdoors with Ram Szakadek. Keep things going the next day: walk around Margaret Island and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find out how to plan a trip to Budapest, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Ram Szakadek, Dera Creek
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Thermal Spas
Ram Szakadek ©
Ram Szakadek

2
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.
On the 15th (Tue), take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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 18th (Fri): make a trip to Placa d'Espanya, then examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then visit El Barri Gòtic, and finally wander the streets of Ciutat Vella.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary website.

Getting from Venice to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Venice - with highs of 73°F and lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and finally stroll through Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Seine River, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 62°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally wander the streets of Place St. Gery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mechelen, De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
On the 25th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at The British Museum. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms, then contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to London in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in London, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wicklow Mountains National Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Temple Bar, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. October in Dublin sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Wicklow Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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