31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Calgary, Canada

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kilkenny Castle and GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre. Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of 14 Henrietta Street.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary maker website .

Calgary, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 3°C in Dublin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, then wander the streets of Rossio Square, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon travel route planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in April, with highs in Lisbon at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visiting Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi and Fornillo will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Take a break from Ravello with a short trip to Walk of the Gods in Positano, about 38 minutes away.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ravello day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Lisbon to Ravello takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Ravello due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Walk of the Gods ©
Walk of the Gods
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Colosseum and Piazza Navona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Let the collections at Basilica di Santa Croce and M.G. Design capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

4
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.
Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Piazza delle Erbe (in Verona). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice day trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, Piazza delle Erbe
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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. Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Istanbul sightseeing tool .

Fly from Venice to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Venice to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Koller Gallery. Head to Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Streetfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

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

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Budapest. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Budapest

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

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Le Marais, explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Budapest to Paris by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Budapest in May: highs in Paris hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then take a stroll through The Jordaan. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Van Loon, then steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam vacation tool .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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