36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 19th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, stop by Plaka, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then admire the masterpieces at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens itinerary builder site.

Chennai, India to Athens is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in October, things will get a bit cooler in Athens: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 21st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then do a tasting at Boutari Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Kamari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

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You can fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can 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.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fira in October, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, stop by El Barri Gòtic, then visit Las Ramblas, and finally ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip site.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Interlaken.
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Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten). On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and finally explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken attractions website.

Getting from Barcelona to Interlaken by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Interlaken reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, look for gifts at Barenland, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker app.

Fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In November in Paris, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. November in London sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and then visit Stroeget. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid and then laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Copenhagen online day trip planner.

You can fly from London to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Copenhagen, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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 20th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Corvin Mozi, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip site.

Getting from Berlin to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Budapest sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

Santorini travel guide

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Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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