30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Inverness
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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
— 3 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
— 2 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aigas Field Centre and Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: RSPB - Insh Marshes (in Kingussie), Craigellachie National Nature Reserve (in Aviemore) and Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Abernethy National Nature Reserve, stroll the grounds of Wardlaw Mausoleum, witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Select Tours, and step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you will find days in Inverness are much colder (62°F), and nights are little chillier (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces 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: browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and then walk around Vondelpark.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online trip builder.

You can fly from Inverness to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to 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 St. Vitus Cathedral. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, visit Lesser Town, and don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time 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

3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shoes on the Danube Bank and Liberty Statue. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest online journey planner.

Drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours
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World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
4.6

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Suleymaniye Cami and Basilica Cistern. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

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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. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Siena and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) 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.
On the 16th (Wed), wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder tool.

You can fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in October, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

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Art Museum
Louvre Museum
4.6
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Historic Site
Eiffel Tower
4.5

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Magic Fountain and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stop by El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Barcelona visit website.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 73°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.9

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Quinta da Regaleira and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Alfama, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.9
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Neighborhood
Alfama
4.6

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