30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
+2
Fly to Manchester, Train to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange, Bus to Ambleside
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Bus to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange, Train to Manchester, Fly to Paris CDG
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

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 7th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto. On your second day here, walk around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip maker.

Washington DC, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Ambleside.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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History Museum
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Art Museum
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

3
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Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Explore hidden gems such as Alpacaly Ever After and Moss Eccles Tarn. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Ornamental Gardens (in Grange-over-Sands), Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve (in Kendal) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along South Walney Nature Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Sheffield Pike, and identify plant and animal life at RSPB Hodbarrow Nature Reserve.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ambleside journey tool.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Amsterdam to Ambleside in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Ambleside. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Ambleside

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Ambleside to Paris in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Art Museum
Louvre Museum
4.6

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and admire the striking features of Dancing House.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get little chillier in Prague: highs are around 41°F and lows about 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.8
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World heritage site
Staromestske namesti
4.8

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Hofburg, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Art Museum
Belvedere Palace
4.6
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World heritage site
Schonbrunn Palace
4.6

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shoes on the Danube Bank and Liberty Statue. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and steep yourself in history at Matthias Church.

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Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
4.6

3
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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Cami . There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in December, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4
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Architectural Building
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Architectural Building
Basilica Cistern
4.4

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

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 Food Tours and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Roman Forum, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 57°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Must see
Colosseum
4.7
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.9
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Historic Site
Roman Forum
4.7

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Duomo di Siena (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Historic Walking Area
Piazza del Duomo
4.8
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World heritage site
Piazza del Campo
4.8
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Historic Walking Area
Piazza della Signoria
4.8

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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 1st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Casa Batllo
4.6
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World heritage site
Parc Guell
4.1

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

Make your Lisbon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5
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World heritage site
Belém Tower
4.2

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