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
— 3 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Edinburgh Old Town and Arthur's Seat. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: highs in Edinburgh hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) 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 14th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip tool.

Getting from Edinburgh to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then walk around Kampa Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then admire the striking features of Dancing House, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Prague travel route site.

Getting from Paris to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Budapest.
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Shoes on the Danube Bank and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest planner.

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. March in Budapest sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) 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 Food Tours. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Istanbul driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in March, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough 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.
On the 27th (Fri), browse the exhibits of 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. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Venice online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in March, Venice is a bit cooler at night with lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): 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, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder website.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palatine Hill and Trastevere. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome online travel route planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Barcelona Cathedral. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alfama and Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon itinerary planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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