31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then admire all the interesting features of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market Hall, admire all the interesting features of Dohány Street Synagogue, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Budapest is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in January; daily highs in Budapest reach 3°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip maker.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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 8th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then explore and take pictures at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, and finally take some stellar pictures from Petřín. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Vaclavske namEsti, take a stroll through Lesser Town, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Prague online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, admire all the interesting features of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, don't miss a visit to Potsdamer Platz, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berlin travel planner.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Salzburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Mirabell Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Mozartplatz, admire all the interesting features of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), admire all the interesting features of Mozarts Geburtshaus, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then admire all the interesting features of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

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Traveling by flight from Berlin to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Salzburg sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to London.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Buckingham Palace, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read London trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salzburg in January, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels visit planner.

Getting from London to Brussels by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from London in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, see the interesting displays at Torture Museum Oude Steen, admire all the interesting features of The Markt, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally stroll through Minnewater Lake.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip site.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire all the interesting features of Sainte-Chapelle, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Getting from Bruges to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

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 27th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire all the interesting features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll through Parc Guell. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip tool.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 29th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire all the interesting features of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then admire all the interesting features of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then admire all the interesting features of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in January, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31: