30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lindos, Greece
— 3 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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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Arco do Triunfo. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
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Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Walking tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Palau Guell. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, stroll around Ciutadella Park, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Florence online trip maker.

Fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Spanish Steps and then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Village of Lindos and Acropolis of Lindos. Next up on the itinerary: zoom along the surf with Sabinas Watersport Rhodos, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Pavlos Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lindos trip website.

Getting from Rome to Lindos by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in September since evenings lows in Lindos dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Sabinas Watersport Rhodos ©
Sabinas Watersport Rhodos
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Acropolis of Athens and Mount Lycabettus. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Vari to see Seahorse Dive Center about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, stop by Plaka, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Athens in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lindos in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Athens, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Seahorse Dive Center ©
Seahorse Dive Center
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

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You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally pick up some local products at Central Market Hall.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Budapest hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

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 10th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for slightly colder days in Prague, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luxembourg Gardens and Musee Rodin. The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Paris online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Paris takes 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 62°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

Fair City

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 Vagabond Tours. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around St Stephens Green, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planning app.

Getting from Paris to Dublin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in October, you will find days in Dublin are little chillier (57°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Walking tours
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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