30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stop by Alfama, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Barcelona, Spain

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Magic Fountain and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In November in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

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Paris, France

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Luxembourg Gardens and Jardin des Tuileries. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, Paris is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 51°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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 12th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice attractions planner.

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Siena and Piazza della Signoria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Battistero di San Giovanni). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online attractions planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Florence, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:

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Rome, Italy

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 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rome vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens journey tool.

Fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in Athens. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:

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Istanbul, Turkey

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the views from Galata Koprusu.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then make a trip to Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Budapest trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. When traveling from Istanbul in November, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

Before you visit Prague, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 28th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
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