31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Visit Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Delft (Nieuwe Kerk & Old Church). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and contemplate the long history of Stadhuis Haarlem.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest holiday builder website.

Fly from Amsterdam to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaka and Acropolis Museum. Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and make a trip to Erechtheion.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Athens, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in May; daily highs in Athens reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Ravello, Italy

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Chiesa dell'Annunziata are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia Grande and Spiaggia di castiglione. Change things up with a short trip to Fornillo in Positano (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ravello tour planner.

Fly from Athens to Ravello in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Athens to Ravello, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ravello, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit Pantheon and Piazza Navona for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

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Getting from Ravello to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
The Baptistery of St. John and Campanile di Giotto will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Tours

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.
Eiffel Tower and Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip