30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  6​h 45​min
6
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Shop till you drop at Ferintosh Community Market and Castle Gallery. Culloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Beauly (Aigas Field Centre & Glen Strathfarrar), Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy) and Abernethy National Nature Reserve (in Nethy Bridge). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB - Insh Marshes and explore the different monuments and memorials at Wardlaw Mausoleum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Inverness online travel route planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Inverness is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in October, things will get a bit cooler in Inverness: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauly, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Urquhart Castle, Tollie Red Kites, Ferintosh Community Market
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Peter and Paul Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Peterhof Grand Palace and Russian Museum of Ethnography. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The Church Building Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to St. Petersburg takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 3 hours. Traveling from Inverness in October, things will get little chillier in St. Petersburg: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rustem Pasha Mosque, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

For photos and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary site .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg in October, things will get much warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 28°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
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.
Let the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Matthias Church and Dohány Street Synagogue. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Budapest holiday planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. While traveling from Istanbul, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get some historical perspective at San Giorgio Maggiore and Scrovegni Chapel. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria.

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Fly from Budapest to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Venice, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Get some cultural insight at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Duomo di Ravello. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello. When in Ravello, make a side trip to see Le Vigne di Raito in Vietri sul Mare, approximately 44 minutes away.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ravello driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Ravello in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in October, with highs in Ravello at 26°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Le Vigne di Raito
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and St. Peter's Basilica. Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Pantheon, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Piazza del Campo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di Santa Croce and Uffizi Galleries. Change things up with a short trip to Siena Cathedral in Siena (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence holiday maker app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Le Marais and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary tool .

You can fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in October, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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