43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 7 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Koros Torok Sandy Beach and Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budapest: Eger (Valley of the Beautiful Women, Eger Castle, &more). There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budapest online tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Budapest is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in October; daily highs in Budapest reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 4 nights
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Get outdoors at Sovi voliery and Chalupska Slat. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Museum Fotoatelier Seidel. There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at Wiseman Free Tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jost Church, steep yourself in history at Minorite Monastery, and examine the collection at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov trip builder app.

Drive from Budapest to Cesky Krumlov in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Jewish Museum in Prague and Strahov Monastery will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and stop by Moser Sales Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Prague trip planner.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Bruges.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Bruges, Belgium

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gravensteen and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Visiting Minnewater Lake and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Ghent City Center, Post Plaza, &more). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Bruges takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
Grand Place and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Atomium, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Liege.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:

Liege, Belgium

— 3 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Ardennes American Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Grote Netewoud - Meerhout and Le Ninglinspo. Explore Liege's surroundings by going to De Teut (in Zonhoven), La Vallee de la Hoegne (in Hockai) and Duinengordel (in Meeuwen-Gruitrode). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Liege driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Liege takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Liege sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Arnhem.

Things to do in Liege

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

Arnhem, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Step out of the city life by going to Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Het Reestdal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arnhem: Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel), Leersumse Veld (in Leersum) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Pleisterplaats De Barkel, take a peaceful walk through Speulder - en Sprielderbos, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arnhem online trip builder.

Drive from Liege to Arnhem in 2.5 hours. In October in Arnhem, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 5:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or De Kaaskamer. You'll get in some beach time at Zandvoort aan Zee and Bloemendaal Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more), Scheveningen Beach (in Scheveningen) and Museum Prinsenhof Delft (in Delft). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip tool.

Traveling by car from Arnhem to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 12:

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · 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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.