30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Milan, Italy — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Milan route planner.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Como.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Como, Italy — 2 nights

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Centro Storico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then get into the urban bustle at Broletto, and finally make a trip to Faro voltiano. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Como trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Como sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Side Trips

Paris, France — 6 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Como to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Como in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Paris, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Prague.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Prague at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Vienna.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Vienna, Austria — 5 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. January in Vienna sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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