31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Edmonton, Canada

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 2nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum and then explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online trip maker.

Edmonton, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edmonton to Amsterdam, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stop by Île de la Cité, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

Plan my day in Paris using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo dos Mouros. Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Lisbon day trip tool.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Lisbon at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Rome in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Duomo di Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and view the masterpieces at M.G. Design.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip app.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

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 16th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro, and then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Historic Areas of Istanbul. Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Constantine Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and steep yourself in history at Rumeli Fortress.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Istanbul day trip app.

You can fly from Venice to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul

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.
Get some historical perspective at Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and shop like a local with Koller Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Budapest trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in May, Budapest is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 24th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vienna itinerary planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the galleries of St. George's Basilica, see the interesting displays at Lobkowicz Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Prague online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Let the collections at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Royal Yacht Britannia capture your imagination. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

Start your trip to Edinburgh by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Prague to Edinburgh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Prague in May, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Glasgow
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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