30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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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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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Vondelpark, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in November: highs in Amsterdam hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
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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

2
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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 16th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Inverness takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amsterdam in November since evenings lows in Inverness dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Step off the beaten path and head to Predator Experience and Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Ornamental Gardens (in Grange-over-Sands), RSPB Hodbarrow Nature Reserve (in Millom) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Haweswater Reservoir, head outdoors with Walla Crag, identify plant and animal life at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, and explore the activities along Moss Eccles Tarn.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambleside online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Inverness to Ambleside in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Ambleside

Wildlife · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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2
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planning website.

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 when traveling from Ambleside to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Lesser Town. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, and steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Prague online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in November, things will get a bit cooler in Prague: highs are around 46°F and lows about 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.8
Bridge
Charles Bridge
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 Matthias Church. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. In November in Budapest, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
4.6
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Wildlife Area
Sas Hill Nature Reserve
4.5

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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 Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planning tool.

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. Traveling from Budapest in November, you will find days in Istanbul are somewhat warmer (58°F), and nights are much warmer (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Architectural Building
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Architectural Building
Basilica Cistern
4.4
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 57°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the 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

3
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Siena and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Change things up with a short trip to Piazza del Campo in Siena (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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World heritage site
Duomo di Siena
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip app.

Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
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World heritage site
Casa Batllo
4.6
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World heritage site
Casa Mila - La Pedrera
4.4

2
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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.
On the 11th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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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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