30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Vienna, Austria
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Budapest, Hungary
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome holiday maker app.

Chennai, India to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Rome is minus 4.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in January; daily highs in Rome reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence holiday builder.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, visit Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon vacation maker site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. January in Lisbon sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Lisbon to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our London holiday planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then walk around Vondelpark, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Lesser Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

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You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, things will get a bit cooler in Prague: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 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.
On the 20th (Mon), meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Hofburg.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.
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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: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Budapest itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 6 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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take a stroll through Ortakoy, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul sightseeing site.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in January: highs in Istanbul hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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