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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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

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

Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Luxembourg Gardens and Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris trip maker website.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 51°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Venice are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Campo. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Battistero di San Giovanni in Siena, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip app.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Florence sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Roman Forum and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, stop by Trastevere, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Acropolis of Athens and Mount Lycabettus. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, and stop by Monastiraki.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

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.
On the 20th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul journey planning app.

Fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in November: highs in Istanbul hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Budapest travel planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Budapest are little chillier (50°F), and nights are cooler (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

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 24th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti. On the next day, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Prague journey planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Prague are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam planning app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27: