36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster Abbey and The British Museum. Step out of London with an excursion to Coda Falconry in Waltham Abbey--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London attractions planner.

Los Angeles, USA to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to London is 8 hours. In September, London is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Museu Picasso. Escape the urban bustle at Camino de Ronda and La playa de Tamariu. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Lloret de Mar (Platja de Canyelles, Lloret Beach, &more), San Pol Beach (in S'Agaro) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and stroll through Platja Port Bo.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Barcelona reach 79°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Visit Colosseum and Vatican Museums for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pantheon and Piazza Navona. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ravello, Italy

— 4 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. You'll get in some beach time at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Positano (MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di castiglione, view the masterpieces at Ravello Arte, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ravello trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in October, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and War Photo Limited. Visiting Lokrum Island and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, and enjoy the sand and surf at Srebreno Beach.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Ravello to Dubrovnik takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ravello in October, Dubrovnik is little chillier at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then see the interesting displays at House of Hungarian Art Nouveau, and finally appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square. Here are some ideas for day two: test the waters at a local thermal spa and then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip planning site.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, Budapest is slightly colder than Dubrovnik - with highs of 61°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then wander the streets of Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, enjoy the sand and surf at Legrena Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach.

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You can fly from Budapest to Athens in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Athens. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in October; daily highs in Athens reach 75°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Ortakoy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and then take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower.

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

Getting from Athens to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 73°F in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Moscow, Russia

— 2 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Red Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Chambers of The Romanov Boyars, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, and then steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Moscow in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 44°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then examine the collection at BMW Museum. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Munich trip builder app.

You can fly from Moscow to Munich in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Moscow in October, with highs in Munich at 57°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Scheveningen Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Delft (Tour Delft - Private Tours & Maria van Jessekerk). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stop by The Jordaan, explore the galleries of De Nieuwe Kerk, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amsterdam, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then don't miss a visit to Atomium, then take a stroll through Place St. Gery, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.