43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
2
Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
9
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
10
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Izmir, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Rome, Italy

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Change things up with these side-trips from Berlin: Dresden (Procession of Princes & Zwinger). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Berlin road trip planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Berlin is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Belo Horizonte to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Gdansk.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dresden
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Take a break from Gdansk with a short trip to Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, take in the pleasant sights at Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archikatedra Oliwska, and make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga).

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You can take a train from Berlin to Gdansk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Sopot Pier
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum.

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Getting from Gdansk to Warsaw by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

4
nights
Krakow, Poland

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Krakow holiday app .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Krakow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

5
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, get great views at Petřín, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague attractions planner.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

3
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Devin Castle, don't miss a visit to Slavin War Memorial, wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and get outside with Happy Dog Forest Hike.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Prague to Bratislava takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Happy Dog Forest Hike ©
Happy Dog Forest Hike
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

4
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest attractions planner .

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Sarajevo Memorial for Children Killed during Siege, contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, and get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. September in Sarajevo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Walking tours
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Vrelo Bosne ©
Vrelo Bosne

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a stroll through Skadarlija, make a trip to Knez Mihailova, get a taste of the local shopping with Art for All, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Avala Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Ciganlija, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and finally see the interesting displays at Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum).

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrade day trip planner .

You can fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

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You can fly from Belgrade to Sofia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

5
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul itinerary maker app .

Getting from Sofia to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Sofia in October, you will find days in Istanbul are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
nights
Izmir, Turkey

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): wander the streets of Kemeralti Market, then make a trip to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), then make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, and finally walk around Izmir Wild Life Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu and then take a leisurely stroll along Kordonboyu.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Istanbul to Izmir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In October, Izmir is little chillier than Istanbul - with highs of 20°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park
Alsancak ©
Alsancak
Tarihi Asansor ©
Tarihi Asansor

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