30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
9
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and BargeTrip. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin trip maker site.

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get much colder in Dublin: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

BargeTrip
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BargeTrip ©
BargeTrip
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

4
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Royal Yacht Britannia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). Next up on the itinerary: visit Edinburgh Old Town, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh road trip planning website.

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Stirling Castle, Strathblane Falconry
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Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry

3
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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Step off the beaten path and head to Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Tower Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London vacation site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in August: high temperatures in London hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip tool.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Paris sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker site.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, then don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find out how to plan a trip to Berlin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

1
night
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip tool.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Prague sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building. On the next day, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

Drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in August: highs in Budapest hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning tool.

Getting from Budapest to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats and Barcelona Cathedral. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Sant Feliu de Guixols, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Lisbon, Portugal

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 Quinta da Regaleira. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with Feathers & Scales, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Feathers & Scales, Quinta da Regaleira
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Feathers & Scales ©
Feathers & Scales
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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