28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

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
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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.
Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planning tool .

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 and flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in September: highs in Paris hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°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
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Galleria Borghese. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Rome at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia di castiglione and Fornillo. Shop till you drop at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano (in Positano) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare).

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to 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
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Traveling by combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ravello in October, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guardastelle Vineyard, Castello del Trebbio
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and Piazza San Marco. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, you will find days in Venice are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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.
Katedrala Svateho Vita and Stary zidovsky Hrbitov will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prague Castle and Lesser Town. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, contemplate the long history of Prasna brana, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, and get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planning website .

Getting from Venice to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in October, expect Prague to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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.
Popular historic sites such as Matthias Church and Halaszbastya are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Andrassy Avenue and Central Market Hall. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner .

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Cami . And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), steep yourself in history at Rumeli Fortress, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul route planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Istanbul are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). On the 17th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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