30 days in Europe Itinerary

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

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edinburgh Old Town and Royal Yacht Britannia. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip tool.

Washington DC, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Edinburgh. Traveling from Washington DC in March, you will find days in Edinburgh are a bit cooler (47°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then get your game on at Museumphoto, and finally walk around Vondelpark.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In March in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris travel planning app.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and then get your game on at Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Prague sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.
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Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shoes on the Danube Bank and Matthias Church. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Budapest route tool.

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Areas of Istanbul and Basilica Cistern. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul tour planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice day trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in March since evenings lows in Venice dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive 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.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, don't miss a visit to Mercato Centrale, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

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 Palatine Hill and Galleria Borghese. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Rome sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Magic Fountain and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. There's much more to do: make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alfama and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, admire the local landmark of Rossio Square, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. April in Lisbon sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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