27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ravenna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Genoa, Italy — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Doria Tursi and then explore the world behind art at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, contemplate the long history of Porta Soprana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Genoa is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, expect Genoa to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Pisa. Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Camposanto & Battistero di San Giovanni). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker site.

You can drive from Genoa to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Genoa in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 8th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Associazione Vitruvio, see the interesting displays at Ducati Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Portico di San Luca, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip planning website.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ravenna.
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Ravenna, Italy — 3 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Vitale, steep yourself in history at Antico Porto di Classe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Di Sant'Apollinare In Classe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Popolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giovanni Evangelista, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Club Milano, and finally kick back and relax at Oscar Spiaggia 298.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ravenna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Ravenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Ravenna, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

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 Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Get some historical perspective at Centro Storico di Venezia and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, expand your understanding of the military at Venetian Arsenal, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice online day trip planner.

You can drive from Ravenna to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 16th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Arts and Crafts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, and finally take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad). On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Hangovers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zagreb trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Venice to Zagreb by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in September, with highs in Zagreb at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Budapest Pinball Museum and House of Terror Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and Faust Wine Cellar. Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, head off the coast to Margaret Island, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and see the interesting displays at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Budapest online road trip planner.

Drive from Zagreb to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Budapest, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, head outdoors with Magio Beach, then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nedbalka Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, step into the grandiose world of Sigismund Gate, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bratislava travel route builder website.

Getting from Budapest to Bratislava by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

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 Belvedere Palace and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Ringstrasse. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Third Man Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Jesuits, and take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staromestske namesti and Lobkowicz Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Lesser Town and St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, make a trip to National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Prague road trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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