44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Edmonton, Canada

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Royal Yacht Britannia. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning tool.

Edmonton, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Edinburgh, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Walking tours
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tower Bridge and Hyde Park. The adventure continues: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and stroll around St. James's Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the London journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

4
nights
Paris, France

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Luxembourg Gardens and Sainte-Chapelle. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the striking features of Luxembourg Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Photography Tours
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Zarkovica Animal Shelter. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and don't miss a visit to Pile Gate.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Paris to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Kayaking & Canoeing
Pile Gate ©
Pile Gate

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Suleymaniye Cami . The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar).

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Istanbul in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Food Tours
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shoes on the Danube Bank and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Budapest online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for much colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank
Danube River
Danube River

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Lobkowicz Palace. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and have some family-friendly fun at Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Prague online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Budapest in September, plan for little chillier days in Prague, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Beer Tastings & Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, thentake some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thenadmire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, thenbrowse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Prague to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and San Giorgio Maggiore. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Walking tours

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Siena and Basilica of Santa Croce. Change things up with a short trip to Piazza del Campo in Siena (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

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Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome online trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Magic Fountain and La Boqueria. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

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Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Arco do Triunfo. There's much more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and do a tasting at The Best Portugal.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Walking tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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