28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
5
Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus to Prado San Sebastián - Carlos V, Fly to Maspalomas
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Montmartre and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris vacation planner.

Sacramento, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Sacramento in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Cannaregio, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Venice, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio. On the next day, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally don't miss a visit to Mercato Centrale.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence day trip site.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

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 Roman Forum and Galleria Borghese. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Trastevere, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lindos.
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Lindos, Greece — 3 nights

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Explore hidden gems such as Agios Pavlos Beach and Tsambika Beach. Visiting Lindos Beach and Agathi Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lindos trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rome to Lindos takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Lindos. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 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.
Get outdoors at Margaret Island and Roman Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Szechenyi Lanchid. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, relax in sumptuous surroundings at Mandala Day Spa, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, and pick up some local products at Central Market Hall.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Budapest takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lindos to Budapest due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lindos, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain — 3 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Step out of the city life by going to El Tajo de Ronda and Reservatauro Ronda. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Puente Nuevo and Ronda. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old City, learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and make a trip to Alameda Del Tajo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda online trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Ronda by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Ronda: highs are around 79°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.
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Maspalomas, Spain — 4 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de Maspalomas and Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Step out of the city life by going to Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Amadores. When in Maspalomas, make a side trip to see Casa del Perfume Canario in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, approximately Las Palmas de Gran Canaria away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Buggy Pirates Gran Canaria, see the vivid underwater world at Reserva Natural El Cabron, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Maspalomas journey builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ronda to Maspalomas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ronda to Maspalomas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ronda in October, Maspalomas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Passeig de Gracia and Wine Tours & Tastings. The adventure continues: shop like a local with La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Maspalomas to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Maspalomas in October; daily highs in Barcelona reach 73°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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