28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  28 h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
3
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus + Train:  5 h
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Do your shopping at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary planning app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 28- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in September, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder.

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Rome hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Step out of the city life by going to Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Change things up with a short trip to Le Vigne di Raito in Vietri sul Mare (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in September, Ravello is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Le Vigne di Raito
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder.

Do a combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Ravello in October, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guardastelle Vineyard, Castello del Trebbio
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, you will find days in Venice are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
Popular historic sites such as Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Astronomical Clock. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and admire the masterpieces at St. George's Basilica.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in October: high temperatures in Prague hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
For shopping fun, head to Andrassy Avenue or Central Market Hall. Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip website.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. Chora Museum and Istanbul Modern will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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