30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 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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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aigas Field Centre and Tollie Red Kites. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly), RSPB - Insh Marshes (in Kingussie) and Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Abernethy National Nature Reserve, stroll the grounds of Wardlaw Mausoleum, take in the history at Battlefield Select Tours, and contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness holiday planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Inverness is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Inverness is 5 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in September, plan for colder days in Inverness, with highs around 62°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Wildlife Area
RSPB - Insh Marshes
4.7

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and then stroll around Vondelpark.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Fly from Inverness to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Inverness to Amsterdam. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amsterdam when traveling from Inverness in September, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Art Museum
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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History Museum
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

3
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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Lesser Town. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Petřín, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip planning tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

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World heritage site
Staromestske namesti
4.8
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.8
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Religious Site
St. Vitus Cathedral
4.7

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, and finally contemplate the long history of Matthias Church. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online itinerary builder.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Suleymaniye Cami and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, visit Ortakoy, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4
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Religious Site
Suleymaniye Cami
4.9
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Architectural Building
Hagia Sophia
4.7

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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 Galleria Borghese. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker site.

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Rome hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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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

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Siena and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Piazza del Campo, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.8
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World heritage site
Duomo di Siena
4.8
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World heritage site
Piazza del Campo
4.8

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Luxembourg Gardens and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and stroll through Île de la Cité.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris trip tool.

Fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Paris is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

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Historic Site
Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Art Museum
Louvre Museum
4.6

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Magic Fountain and La Boqueria. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Barcelona visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.9

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Quinta da Regaleira and Alfama. The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

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Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.9

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