29 days in Western Europe & Budapest Itinerary

29 days in Western Europe & Budapest Itinerary

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Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  11 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Montepulciano, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
San Gimignano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Pisa, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  2 h
8
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
11
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
13
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
14
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Bogota, Colombia

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque del Retiro as well as Free Walking Tours Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_appreciation_for_local_ecosystems_through Free Walking Tours Madrid.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planning website.

Bogota, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Bogota in September, things will get a bit warmer in Madrid: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Free Walking Tours Madrid ©
Free Walking Tours Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Barri Gòtic. Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Parc Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and Carrer Petritxol. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of El Born, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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El Born ©
El Born
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Terme di Caracalla, Palatine Hill and Colosseum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker website.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in October, with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Montepulciano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Terme di Caracalla ©
Terme di Caracalla

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Montepulciano, Italy

Montepulciano ©
Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di San Biagio, then make a trip to Terrazza Del Palazzo Comunale, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Montepulciano online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Rome to Montepulciano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. October in Montepulciano sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites
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Tempio di San Biagio ©
Tempio di San Biagio

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San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Gimignano tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Montepulciano to San Gimignano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence trip maker website.

Getting from San Gimignano to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pisa journey planning website.

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. October in Pisa sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria ©
Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
Camposanto ©
Camposanto

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, then don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, and then make a trip to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip website.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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Via dell'Amore ©
Via dell'Amore
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Vicolo Privato Lavandai. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Arco della Pace and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Certosa di Milano.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Milan holiday builder website.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cinque Terre, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for Budapest.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Certosa di Milano ©
Certosa di Milano

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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.
On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Milan to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Budapest when traveling from Milan in October, with lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for Berlin.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and East Side Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Mitte. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Montmartre are in your itinerary. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: stop by Le Marais, get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, admire the landmark architecture of La Madeleine, and make a trip to Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont.

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You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid
For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip site.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: highs in Madrid hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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