29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 1 night
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Manchester to London is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

Paris, France

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then take a stroll through Le Marais, and then stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Montpellier, France

— 1 night
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, then explore the world behind art at Espace Dominique Bagouet, then see the interesting displays at Le Pavillon Populaire, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Mad Monkey.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Montpellier trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Montpellier in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Montpellier, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Carcassonne, France

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 12th (Sat), learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, then make a trip to La Porte D'aude, then snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne road trip tool.

Drive from Montpellier to Carcassonne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome holiday planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Rome by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at National Garden, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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 18th (Fri), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some serene contemplation at Belvarosi Nagyboldogasszony Foplebaniatemplom, then make a trip to Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Budapest sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in December: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Devin Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then make a trip to Grassalkovich Palota, and finally see Mystery Dinner.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bratislava trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Bratislava by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Bratislava sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

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.
On the 21st (Mon), stop by Lesser Town, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally admire the masterpieces at St. George's Basilica. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, then explore the galleries of Powder Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Dancing House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Bratislava to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Berlin, Germany

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then make a trip to East Side Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Berlin online itinerary builder.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, then admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt itinerary planning site.

Fly from Berlin to Frankfurt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 26th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, look for gifts at Kacper Ryx Historical Shop, then see the interesting displays at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), and finally have fun at Cracow Shooting Academy. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally get your game on at Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow holiday planner.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Frankfurt in December since evenings lows in Krakow dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), then stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then hit the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka, and finally examine the collection at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Room Escape Warszawa, then step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Warsaw sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Tallinn, Estonia

— 1 night
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then learn about all things military at Estonian Maritime Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St. Olaf’s Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn travel route planner.

Getting from Warsaw to Tallinn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Tallinn sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take a stroll through Nyhavn, make a trip to The Little Mermaid, and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tallinn in December: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 7°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja and then stop by Orrifinn.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Reykjavik in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cork.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Shopping

Cork, Ireland

— 1 night

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, and then get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cork trip planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Cork in 9.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in January, with highs in Cork at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums
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