30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Train to Munich, Fly to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
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Matera, Italy
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
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Alicante, Spain
— 1 night
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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 1st (Fri), admire the striking features of Old Royal Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov. On the next day, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, stop by Lesser Town, then admire the natural beauty at Wallenstein garden, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Prague is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. October in Prague sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will leave for Amsterdam on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, then explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then make a trip to Anne Frank House.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip site.

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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 6th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Split trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Budapest to Split takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, Split is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Vienna on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, and then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vienna journey planner.

You can fly from Split to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Split in October: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 12th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Salzburg day trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stop by Old Town and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Salzburg to Zurich in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will leave for Venice on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo) and then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: high temperatures in Venice hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome journey planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii, Italy

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 21st (Thu), look for gifts at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, then don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, cool off at Fornillo, and then surround yourself with nature on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pompeii vacation tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Matera, Italy

— 1 night

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, look for gifts at Arterego di Margherita Albanese, explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Pascoli, then don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, and finally examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Matera trip planner.

You can drive from Pompeii to Matera in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Pompeii in October, things will get little chillier in Matera: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Granada.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Court of the Lions and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Granada holiday website.

You can fly from Matera to Granada in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Matera in October: highs in Granada hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks

Cordoba, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and then don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Roman Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then admire the masterpieces at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba visit site.

You can take a train from Granada to Cordoba in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Granada in October: highs in Cordoba hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Alicante.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Alicante, Spain

— 1 night

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara, then look for gifts at Los Ilustres, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja del Postiguet, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at El Palmeral.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alicante trip maker app.

You can fly from Cordoba to Alicante in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Alicante are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Alicante to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Alicante in October, with highs in Madrid at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors