31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Durham, United Kingdom
Fly:  6 h
1
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  5 h
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Durham, United Kingdom

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, have some family-friendly fun at BAD AXE Throwing Krakow, and have fun at Cracow Shooting Academy.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow route site.

Durham, UK to Krakow is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Durham to Krakow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Krakow, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
nights
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip website.

Getting from Krakow to Budapest by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain, examine the collection at National Museum of History, and then admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sofia day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Sofia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Sofia. In October in Sofia, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Sofia

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of History ©
National Museum of History
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
Church St. George Rotunda ©
Church St. George Rotunda

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Athens holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Sofia to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sofia in October: high temperatures in Athens hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

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

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, and stop by Old Town.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Athens to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Athens in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

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

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Dubrovnik to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip site.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona online journey planner.

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, Paris is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Groeningemuseum, Belfry of Bruges, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

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

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in October, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of Leidseplein, make a trip to Anne Frank House, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

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Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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