30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see The Trianons & The Hamlet about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Montpellier to Paris is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Montpellier in November, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

2
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate the long history of Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels vacation site.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. November in Brussels sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

2
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Vienna, Austria

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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Albertina, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vienna road trip planner.

You can fly from Brussels to Vienna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Vienna are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

4
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Budapest, Hungary

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.
You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, indulge your taste buds at Central Market Hall, and steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

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Istanbul, Turkey

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 14th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul visit planning tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in November: highs in Istanbul hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Venice, Italy

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Doge's Palace and Piazza delle Erbe. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Arena di Verona, Casa di Giulietta, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Venice, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello del Trebbio and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri or M.G. Design. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

3
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo de S. Jorge will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Rossio Square, visit Alfama, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rome to Lisbon by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

2
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Barcelona, Spain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona travel site.

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums