31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Old Town and St Giles' Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip planning app.

Portland, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in May, with highs in Edinburgh at 58°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Edinburgh in May, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 64°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Passeig de Gracia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Barcelona Cathedral. The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll around Parc Guell, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip maker.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 71°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

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 St. Peter's Basilica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palatine Hill and Trastevere. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

3
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria for their historical value. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Casa di Santa Caterina, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get some cultural insight at San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Cannaregio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice itinerary site.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally explore the galleries of Galata Tower.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then see the interesting displays at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Budapest. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 27th (Thu), take a stroll through Hradcany, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then visit Lesser Town, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Budapest in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (in Delft), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Grote Markt (in Haarlem). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

You can plan Amsterdam trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips