30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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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 Walking tours and Alfama. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon holiday planner.

Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in November; daily highs in Lisbon reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Campo. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana in Siena, approximately Siena away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Roman Forum and Church of St. Louis of the French. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planning website.

Fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in December, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (44°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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.
On the 11th (Fri), pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 29°F in Budapest. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planning website.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

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 16th (Wed): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally get your game on at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip tool.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

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.
Musee Rodin has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Pont Alexandre III. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planning tool.

Getting from Prague to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in December, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (47°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. There's much more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, browse the exhibits of Atomium, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, then make a trip to Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam tour planning tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26: