31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
6
Chania Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Washington DC, United States

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Dublin is 5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Dublin at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

3
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 with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

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Traveling by flight from Dublin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then stroll through Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner .

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Siena Cathedral in Siena, about 1h 20 min away. Dedicate the 13th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Barcelona in July, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Step off the beaten path and head to Balos Lagoon and Old Venetian Harbor. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Rethymnon Old Town (in Rethymnon), Winery Dourakis (in Alikampos) and To Kaniski (in Kissamos). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach and learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Rome to Chania Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Chania Town due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Chania Town are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kissamos, Winery Dourakis, Manousakis Winery, Falassarna Beach, Karavitakis Emmanouil
Highlights from your plan
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

1
night
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 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then cool off at Palatinus Strandfürdő, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chania Town to Budapest in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chania Town to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chania Town in July, things will get slightly colder in Budapest: highs are around 83°F and lows about 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор, take in nature's colorful creations at Summer Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Peterhof Grand Palace.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to St. Petersburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for little chillier days in St. Petersburg, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Peterhof Grand Palace ©
Peterhof Grand Palace

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, stroll through Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, find something for the whole family at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and examine the collection at Skansen.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Stockholm trip itinerary site .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Stockholm are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millesgarden
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Skansen ©
Skansen

1
night
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the views from Charles Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take a stroll through Mala strana, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Prague trip planner .

You can fly from Stockholm to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and stroll through Vondelpark.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam holiday planning app .

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Prague in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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