24 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Montmartre are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Le Marais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Paris. While traveling from Indianapolis, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Las Ramblas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 73°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

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

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 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 Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Siena and The Baptistery of St. John. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Piazza del Campo, &more) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence journey builder.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Cannaregio, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

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Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally steep yourself in history at Galata Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Venice in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 76°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly 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.
On the 23rd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Széchenyi Thermal Bath, then don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 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.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: visit Lesser Town, admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prague day trip planning site.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then visit The Jordaan. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route maker.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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