26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights

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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: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our London travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then walk around Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam holiday maker.

Getting from London to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip site.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

Lyon, France — 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 29th (Fri), walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lyon trip maker website.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Historic Sites · Parks
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 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 out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: La Dona Marinera (in Lloret de Mar) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, and stroll around Parc Guell.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Barcelona vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lyon to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in September, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Milan.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the world behind art at Museo San Fedele, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in October, with highs in Milan at 21°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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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 6th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in October, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Rome, Italy — 4 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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome vacation maker website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Venice vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in October: highs in Venice hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, and then walk around English Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich journey maker app.

You can fly from Venice to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in October; daily highs in Munich reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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