25 days in Europe & Mexico City Itinerary

25 days in Europe & Mexico City Itinerary

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25 days in Europe & Mexico City Itinerary

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
shuttle + Fly:  14​h
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

3
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome road trip website .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Rome is an approximately 14-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in September, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
day
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the galleries of Porta della Carta, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Athens.

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#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

2
days
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens. On the next day, take a stroll through Plaka District, explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Athens attractions tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in September, with highs in Athens at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and finally wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul route planner .

Getting from Athens to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Istanbul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stockholm.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

3
days
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, get in on the family fun at Grona Lunds Tivoli, examine the collection at Skansen, and head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm sightseeing planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Stockholm by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Stockholm hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Stockholm

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

3
days
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Stockholm to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in October, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

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#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

2
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila "La Pedrera", and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and then don't miss a visit to Park Guell.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in October, with highs in Barcelona at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
days
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to London Eye, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the London tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to London is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in London reach 18°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

1
day
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from London to Mexico City in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Mexico City. Traveling from London in October, expect nights in Mexico City to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
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Bosque de Chapultepec ©
Bosque de Chapultepec
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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