24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Izmir, Turkey
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Bucharest, Romania
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Brasov, Romania
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Vienna, Austria
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
You've now added Taksim Square to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Melbourne to Istanbul. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in Istanbul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Izmir, Turkey

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Izmir Ephesus Tours has been added to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Izmir trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Izmir takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect cooler evenings in Izmir when traveling from Istanbul in September, with lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bucharest.

Things to do in Izmir

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Bucharest, Romania

— 1 night
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Patriarchal Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art of Romania, then admire the landmark architecture of Coral Temple, and finally browse the different shops at AFI Cotroceni.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bucharest itinerary planner.

Getting from Izmir to Bucharest by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Izmir to Bucharest. Traveling from Izmir in September, you will find days in Bucharest are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Brasov, Romania

— 4 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Peles Castle as well as Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti. Attractions like Brasov Historical Center and Coresi Shopping Mall make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Black Church (Biserica Neagra). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, pause for some serene contemplation at Fortified Church of Harman, steep yourself in history at Turnul Alb, and stop by Barrique M.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brasov travel tool.

Take a train from Bucharest to Brasov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vienna.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Step off the beaten path and head to MuseumsQuartier Wien and Cafe Gloriette. Get some cultural insight at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Schonbrunner Gardens. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo and wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna attractions planner.

Getting from Brasov to Vienna by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Vienna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lobkowicz Palace and National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spanish Synagogue and MedvEdarium. Change things up with a short trip to Czech Paradise in Turnov (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, step into the grandiose world of Waldstein Palace, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Prague travel route planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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