31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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London, United Kingdom

London ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as Wallace Collection and Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and Oxford Castle & Prison. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Oxford University Museum of Natural History (in Oxford) and Duxford (IWM Duxford & American Air Museum). There's still lots to do: catch a live event at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum, get advice or help at British Library, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip app.

Manchester to London is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee Marmottan Monet. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Basilique Saint-Remi. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Reims (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims & Champagne Taittinger). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieux Lyon and Théâtre gallo-romain. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee Miniature et Cinema and Cite medievale de Perouges. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, explore the world behind art at Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Appreciate the collections at Museo del Violino and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and La Citta Alta. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamo (Piazza Vecchia & Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore), Church of San Bernardino (in Lallio) and Cathedral of Cremona (in Cremona). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Milan online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Milan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

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Venice, Italy

Venice

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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of St. Anthony and San Giorgio Maggiore. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Contarini (in Piazzola sul Brenta), Ragione Palace (in Padua) and La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, visit Cannaregio, steep yourself in history at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda ©
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then stop by Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Croatian State Archives, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally make a trip to Tkalciceva.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Zagreb in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zagreb, with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Skopje.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

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Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the views from The Stone Bridge, take in the views from Skopje Eye Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Savior Church.

Plan trip to Skopje with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Zagreb to Skopje in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Skopje

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Holy Savior Church ©
Holy Savior Church
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Thoricus to see Archaeological Site of Thorikos about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and explore the ancient world of Erechtheion.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online journey builder.

You can fly from Skopje to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Skopje to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Skopje in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Suleymaniye Cami and Eyüp Sultan Mosque. Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia Museum and Galata Tower. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Boybeyi Chukur Tower, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in April, with highs in Istanbul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your plan
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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