31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Black Abbey, Butter Slip, Jerpoint Park, and other attractions. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Kilkenny to see Kilkenny Castle about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Phoenix Park, wander the streets of Grafton Street, steep yourself in history at Dublin Castle, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin vacation maker website.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Dublin is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Christchurch in December: highs in Dublin hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Galway, Ireland

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): walk around Barna Woods and then make a trip to Quay Street. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around South Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Galway Atlantaquaria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Galway driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally identify plant and animal life at Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Belfast day trip planning app.

Getting from Galway to Belfast by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Belfast are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and then take an in-depth tour of Amsterdam Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate and then don't miss a visit to Stolpersteine in Berlin.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Berlin online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Munich to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in December, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 16°C and 4°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich visit planner.

You can fly from Florence to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in January, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker website.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

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 8th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Tower of London, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read London trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.