31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  6​h
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
7
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  8​h
8
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
11
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Minneapolis, United States

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kerið, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Skalholt Cathedral, and other attractions. On the 29th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Skalholt Cathedral, then explore the activities along Kerið, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip planning site .

Minneapolis, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Reykjavik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 46°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for London.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Strokkur, Kerið, Thingvellir National Park, Skalholt Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Paul's Cathedral, Harrods, Leicester Square, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London road trip website .

You can fly from Reykjavik to London in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in July: high temperatures in London hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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.
You've added Begijnhof, Albert Cuyp Market, The Jordaan, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam planner .

Getting from London to Amsterdam by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Royal FloraHolland
Highlights from your plan
Albert Cuyp Market ©
Albert Cuyp Market
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

4
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.
You've added Montjuic Castle, Barceloneta Beach, Passeig de Gracia, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip planner .

Fly from Amsterdam to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio, Piramide Cestia, Piazza del Popolo, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fira.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Hiking Trail Fira - Oia has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and then make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fira trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Fira takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Fira due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Oia, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Highlights from your plan
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Central Market as well as Ancient Agora of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Ancient Agora of Athens, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally take a stroll through Plaka.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucerne.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to The Nine Towers and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Athens to Lucerne in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in July, things will get slightly colder in Lucerne: highs are around 77°F and lows about 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Interlaken.
Highlights from your plan
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
The Nine Towers ©
The Nine Towers

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken route planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Trümmelbachfälle
Highlights from your plan
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schloss Neuschwanstein, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Hofbrauhaus Munchen. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, get curious at Deutsches Museum, ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and learn the secrets of production at BMW Welt.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You'll set off for London on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

1
night
London, United Kingdom

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then walk around Hyde Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Munich to London due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park
Trafalgar Square ©
Trafalgar Square

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