31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bamburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: get great views at Calton Hill, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip maker.

Helsinki, Finland to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Traveling from Helsinki to Edinburgh, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Helsinki in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Thu), examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Jordaan, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Grand Place and Atomium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Justice Palace (Palais de Justice) are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brussels online journey planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In November in Brussels, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Natural History Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Mary Rose and St. Paul's Cathedral. Step out of London with an excursion to Dover Castle in Dover--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read London trip maker.

Getting from Brussels to London by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in November: highs in London hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Biarritz.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Biarritz, France

— 2 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Hendaye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, and then make a trip to Phare de Biarritz.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Biarritz online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from London to Biarritz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Biarritz due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Biarritz to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Palatine Hill for their historical value. Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and make a trip to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Rome holiday planning site.

You can fly from Biarritz to Rome in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica of Santa Croce and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Bologna (Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano & Piazza Maggiore). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Schonbrunner Gardens. Belvedere Palace and Melk Abbey will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and admire the striking features of Maria Am Gestade.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vienna online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Vienna to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 7th (Sat), get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and then pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berlin itinerary planner.

You can fly from Salzburg to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

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.