31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Houston, United States

3
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich travel site .

Houston, USA to Munich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in April; daily highs in Munich reach 57°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

4
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Villa Rufolo (in Ravello), Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, & more) and Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Naples tour planner .

Fly from Zurich to Naples in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Naples is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Amalfi, Villa Rufolo, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

4
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

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You can fly from Naples to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Naples in April, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, see the interesting displays at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally don't miss a visit to Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and finally examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brussels online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 2nd (Sat), admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oude Griffie.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip maker website .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Bruges to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bruges to London. In May in London, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hayman's Distillery ©
Hayman's Distillery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and then make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from London to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Rome. In May, Rome is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. On your second day here, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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 13th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip maker .

Fly from Venice to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Amsterdam is little chillier than Venice - with highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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