30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Fly to Manchester, Train to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange, Bus to Ambleside
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Bus to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange, Train to Manchester, Fly to Paris CDG
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Vondelpark, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ambleside.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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History Museum
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Art Museum
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

3
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Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alpacaly Ever After and Moss Eccles Tarn. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Ornamental Gardens (in Grange-over-Sands), Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve (in Kendal) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Haweswater Reservoir, identify plant and animal life at Sheffield Pike, and get your bearings at Brockhole on Windermere.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ambleside trip itinerary app.

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Amsterdam to Ambleside in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Ambleside, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Ambleside

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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2
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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Ambleside to Paris takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ambleside to Paris. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Art Museum
Louvre Museum
4.6

3
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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beer Tastings & Tours and St. Vitus Cathedral. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and have some family-friendly fun at Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip maker tool.

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Prague at 41°F and lows at 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.8
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World heritage site
Staromestske namesti
4.8

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

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 24th (Tue), make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna sightseeing planner.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Art Museum
Belvedere Palace
4.6
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World heritage site
Schonbrunn Palace
4.6

3
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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shoes on the Danube Bank and Szechenyi Lanchid. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, make a trip to Heroes' Square, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Budapest tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
4.6

3
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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in December, with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Architectural Building
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Architectural Building
Basilica Cistern
4.4
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Religious Site
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.3

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Palatine Hill. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in December: highs in Rome hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Must see
Colosseum
4.7
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.9
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Historic Site
Roman Forum
4.7

3
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Duomo di Siena (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence journey maker site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trips

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Historic Walking Area
Piazza del Duomo
4.8
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World heritage site
Piazza del Campo
4.8
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Historic Walking Area
Piazza della Signoria
4.8

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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.
On the 7th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker app.

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 44°F in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
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World heritage site
Casa Batllo
4.6
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World heritage site
Parc Guell
4.1

2
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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

Plan my day in Lisbon using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. January in Lisbon sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5
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World heritage site
Belém Tower
4.2

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