44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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44 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth, United Kingdom
train:  2​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
End: Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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.
Kids will enjoy Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens in Burford (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, walk around St. James's Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
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Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Luxembourg Palace. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Paris sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Luxembourg Palace ©
Luxembourg Palace

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Prague Zoo and Petrinska rozhledna will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and get great views at Petřín.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Prague trip planner .

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paris in November, things will get little chillier in Prague: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Petrinska rozhledna ©
Petrinska rozhledna

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Schonbrunn Palace and Prater. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at ZOOM Kindermuseum, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

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You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Halaszbastya and Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and get curious at Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája.

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You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája ©

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Dolmabahce Palace. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ortakoy, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planning site .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
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Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Plaka, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planning website .

You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Playa de La Barceloneta. There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planning website .

You can fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Venice - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will enjoy Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Guinness Storehouse and St Stephens Green. Change things up with a short trip to Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Dublin at 10°C and lows at 3°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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