23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
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Fira, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Greece — 1 night

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion holiday builder website.

Pune, India to Heraklion is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Pune to Heraklion, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Fira, Greece — 1 night

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 10th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, do a tasting at Boutari Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fira travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. October in Fira sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens visit site.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Budapest.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Athens to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Budapest is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Prague.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take a stroll through Lesser Town, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and find something for the whole family at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Prague road trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
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Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin online route planner.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bruges.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 23rd (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Bruges takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Bruges sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Munich, Germany — 3 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 28th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then explore the activities along English Garden. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the striking features of Asamkirche, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

Find out how to plan Munich trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Brussels to Munich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in October, Munich is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Greece travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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