31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Helsinki, Finland

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. You'll explore and learn at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and National Museum of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planning tool .

Helsinki, Finland to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Helsinki to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in November, you will find days in Edinburgh are a bit warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Bamburgh Castle, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The Jordaan, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Museum-lovers will appreciate Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Brussels are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Dover Castle. Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and Tower of London. Step out of London with an excursion to The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth--about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Brussels to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in November, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Dover Castle
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

2
nights
Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then kick back and relax at Plage d'Hendaye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, and then enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Biarritz trip planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Biarritz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from London to Biarritz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Biarritz reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bayonne, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Plage d'Hendaye
Highlights from your plan
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz

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.
Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday site .

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 your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Piazza Maggiore and Historic Centre of San Gimignano will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Florence sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bologna, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Le mura di Lucca
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Albertina. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Change things up with a short trip to Melk Abbey in Melk (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Schonbrunner Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), contemplate the long history of Karlskirche, and examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Vienna to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schonbrunner Gardens ©
Schonbrunner Gardens

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 9th (Mon), steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Berlin sightseeing tool .

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

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topographie des Terrors ©
Topographie des Terrors

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