26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
3
Perivolos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
7
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Budapest, Hungary

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hammam Baths, Benaki Museum, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis of Athens. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, and wander the streets of Ermou Street.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning site .

Budapest, Hungary to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens

4
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Elia Beach and Agia Anna Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Minima Gallery and Dio Horia. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, look for gifts at 100% Mykonos, experience rural life at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, and enjoy the sea views from Armenistis Lighthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In October in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Perivolos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Paradise Beach, Ornos Beach, Armenistis Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach

2
nights
Perivolos, Greece

Perivolos ©
On the 4th (Sun), kick back and relax at Red Beach, ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eros Beach, and finally do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery. On your second day here, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, see the interesting displays at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, then learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, then see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and finally see the interesting displays at Cultural Village.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Perivolos trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mykonos Town to Perivolos. In November, daytime highs in Perivolos are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Perivolos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Artemis Karamolegos Winery, Cultural Village, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Venetsanos Winery
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 6th (Tue), choose your vessel at Alex Private Boat Rental, then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Santozeum Museum, make a trip to Three Bells of Fira, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oia trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Perivolos to Oia takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Oia are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Oia

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fira, Skaros Rock, Alex Private Boat Rental
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Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Rijksmuseum and Frans Hals Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and Uitkijkduin Petten. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, take a memorable tour with Flying Dutch Boats, tour the water at your own pace with Flagship Amsterdam, and take a stroll through Red Light District.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online travel planner .

You can fly from Oia to Amsterdam in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oia to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Oia in November: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 12°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Frans Hals Museum, Natuurgebied Zwanenwater, Uitkijkduin Petten
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

2
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 in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Discover out-of-the-way places like L'Eure de l'Ulm and Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny (in Giverny). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris journey planning app .

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Paris takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Paris due to the time zone difference. In November, Paris is somewhat warmer than Moscow - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

4
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Head to GUM Department Store and Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa)for plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Meshherskoye and Podlipicheskiy Pond. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Alexandrovskaya Sloboda (in Aleksandrov), Museum Pastila Factory (in Kolomna) and Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve (in Danki). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Arbat (Stary Arbat), stroll the grounds of Novodevichy Convent, and see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow travel route website .

Fly from Paris to Moscow in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in November, expect Moscow to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Alexandrovskaya Sloboda, Podlipicheskiy Pond, Museum Pastila Factory, Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve
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State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Armoury Chamber ©
Armoury Chamber

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and Cannaregio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna di Bibione and Bibione Spiaggia. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, explore the activities along Canal Grande, stop by Raggio Veneziano, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip website .

Fly from Moscow to Venice in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Moscow to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Moscow in November, plan for much warmer days in Venice, with highs around 15°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bibione
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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