30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 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
— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Quinta da Regaleira. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra National Palace (in Sintra) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with Feathers & Scales, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online driving 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. Traveling from Washington DC in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trips

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Feathers & Scales ©
Must see
Feathers & Scales
4.9
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
Cabo da Roca ©
Scenic Walking Area
Cabo da Roca
4.6

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Magic Fountain and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stop by Las Ramblas, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip app.

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

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2
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.
On the 30th (Mon), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November in Florence, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Piazza della Signoria ©
Historic Walking Area
Piazza della Signoria
4.8
Piazza del Duomo ©
Historic Walking Area
Piazza del Duomo
4.8

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

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

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
Roman Forum ©
Historic Site
Roman Forum
4.7
Trevi Fountain ©
Fountain
Trevi Fountain
4.4

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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 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip planning site.

Getting from Rome to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: 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 slightly colder (44°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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Hagia Sophia ©
Architectural Building
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Basilica Cistern ©
Architectural Building
Basilica Cistern
4.4
Topkapi Palace ©
History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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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 7th (Mon): admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip builder app.

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in December since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
4.6

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Center of Vienna and Belvedere Palace. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
World heritage site
Schonbrunn Palace
4.6
Historic Center of Vienna
World heritage site
Historic Center of Vienna
4.8

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): snap pictures at 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 get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, and then visit Lesser Town.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Prague attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.8
Charles Bridge
Bridge
Charles Bridge
4.6
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
Religious Site
St. Vitus Cathedral
4.7

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Luxembourg Gardens. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip planner.

Fly from Prague to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Art Museum
Musee d'Orsay
4.7
Eiffel Tower ©
Historic Site
Eiffel Tower
4.5

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 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then steep yourself in history at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and finally examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels visit planner.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

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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 19th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Highlights from your trip
Van Gogh Museum ©
Art Museum
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
Anne Frank House ©
History Museum
Anne Frank House
4.4
Rijksmuseum ©
Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

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