30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
9
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
11
Budapest, Hungary
— Few hours
12
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
13
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
14
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
15
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
16
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Houston, United States

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor and make a trip to Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planner .

Houston, USA to Madrid is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in March, with highs in Madrid at 59°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, see Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours, and then wander the streets of Belém Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira, then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and then wander the streets of Alfama.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in March since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Transportation

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Garden of Remembrance, then explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, and then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dublin vacation builder tool .

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in March: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 48°F and lows are around 35°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Visit St Giles' Cathedral and Georgian House for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online trip maker .

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik holiday planner .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 39°F to lows of 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

1
night
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Oslomarka.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Reykjavik to Oslo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Oslo. Traveling from Reykjavik in April, you will find days in Oslo are somewhat warmer (50°F), and nights are about the same (29°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka

1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Vasa Museum, learn about all things military at Royal Armory, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stockholm Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall and then stroll through Langholmen.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm online day trip planner .

Fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Stockholm are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Royal Armory ©
Royal Armory

1
night
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take a stroll through Nyhavn.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 38°F at night. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Berlin planning app .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

2
nights
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 6th (Thu), wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Prague online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

few
hours
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.
On the 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest online tour planner .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Budapest, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the activities along River Ljubljanica Kanal.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana online day trip planner .

You can drive from Budapest to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Vaduz.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
River Ljubljanica Kanal ©
River Ljubljanica Kanal

1
night
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Bas-Relief to Josef Rheinberger, do a tasting at Hofkellerei of the Prince of Liechtenstein, and then step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vaduz vacation planner .

Getting from Ljubljana to Vaduz by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle
Bas-Relief to Josef Rheinberger ©
Bas-Relief to Josef Rheinberger

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planning website .

Getting from Vaduz to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Zurich, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

4
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Seine River. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and The British Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Tower of London. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London day trip planning tool .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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