31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then make a trip to Puerta del Sol. On your second day here, walk around Parque del Retiro, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Madrid hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Sa Cova (in Platja d'Aro), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Tossa de Mar (Cala del Senyor Ramon & Vila Vella (Old Town)). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Head underground at Cova d' en Daina, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and identify plant and animal life at Camino de Ronda.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip maker.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Prato della Valle, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and take a tour by water with Like a Venetian.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Bern, Switzerland

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, explore the activities along Egelsee, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern road trip app.

You can fly from Venice to Bern in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Bern is slightly colder than Venice - with highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Delft (Markt & City Hall) and The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Bern to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bern in July, plan for little chillier days in Amsterdam, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belgium

— 3 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Museum Dr. Guislain, then steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at STAM Ghent City Museum, explore the galleries of Gravensteen, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum Gent.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Antwerp day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Antwerp takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Le Marais, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning website.

You can take a train from Antwerp to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 4 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: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, stroll around Hyde Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London vacation site.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours