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
— 4 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
Drive
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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
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Alfama, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Lisbon is 5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

2
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Barcelona, Spain

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.
On the 30th (Mon), walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Barcelona are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

4
nights
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 Piazza del Campo. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana (in Siena) and Pisa (Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

3
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Rome, Italy

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 Galleria Borghese. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

2
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Istanbul, Turkey

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): get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to Istanbul. When traveling from Rome in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Budapest, with lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

3
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Vienna, Austria

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Stephen's Cathedral and The Hofburg. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, admire the striking features of Rathaus, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Vienna sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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Prague, Czech Republic

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 16th (Wed): take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally find something for the whole family at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. December in Prague sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

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

4
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Paris, France

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 Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III.

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You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Prague, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
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Brussels, Belgium

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally explore the galleries of Atomium.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary website.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

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

2
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 24th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and finally contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip site.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25: