30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Paris, France

— 4 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've now added Musee Rodin to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris trip builder app.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bruges road trip site.

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, browse the exhibits of Atomium, and admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 11th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, then make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, then take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Brussels to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

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 13th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Vaclavske namEsti, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Prague online vacation planner.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally make a trip to Mirabell Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg visit planner.

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

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 Rathaus. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Vienna day trip planning site.

Drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): snap pictures at Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Rome is somewhat warmer than Budapest - with highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Campanile di Giotto. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more) and Duomo di Siena (in Siena). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Barcelona Cathedral. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Florence to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Barcelona are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30: