30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
12
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Dallas, United States

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then shop like a local with Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and finally make a trip to Buckingham Palace. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then shop like a local with Covent Garden, and finally wander the streets of Piccadilly Circus.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London online journey planner .

Dallas, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dallas to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in December: highs in London hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
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.
Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll through Île de la Cité, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Barcelona at 59°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 2nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally steep yourself in history at Underground Naples. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Naples road trip planning tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Naples by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Sol’Art Ceramiche
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, shop like a local with Ioannidou Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Technohoros Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou', and finally take a stroll through Ermou Street.

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Traveling by flight from Naples to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Athens, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take a stroll through Taksim Square, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Athens to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then indulge your taste buds at Central Market Hall, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Vaci Street, then wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for little chillier days in Budapest, with highs around 37°F, while nights are colder with lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
On the 11th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and finally look for gifts at Xocolat.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Vienna attractions planner.

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, then view the masterpieces at Schack-Galerie, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Augustiner Brauerei, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munich driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Munich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online route planner .

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 17th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then steep yourself in history at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then make a trip to Atomium, and then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip planner .

Getting from Zurich to Brussels by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. January in Brussels sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Gravensteen
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 19th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at KochxBos Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip app .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then view the masterpieces at Camera Work, and finally don't miss a visit to Potsdamer Platz. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, view the masterpieces at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz, and then step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Berlin day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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