30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Alfama. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Feathers & Scales, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

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Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Lisbon. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in November, with highs in Lisbon at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:

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.
On the 29th (Sun), stroll around Parc Guell, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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You can 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. November in Barcelona sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Duomo. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana & Piazza del Campo) and Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:

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 5th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill and then contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

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Fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Rome in December, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (44°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Wed), pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in December, with lows around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Center of Vienna and Belvedere Palace. The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade, and examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

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Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally find something for the whole family at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Lesser Town, take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague online vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Luxembourg Gardens. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Getting from Prague to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Prague in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip builder.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

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.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then 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 Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22: