31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  10​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
7
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Mumbai, India

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and finally explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planning website .

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in September, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take a stroll through Vaci Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then indulge your taste buds at Central Market Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Budapest day trip app .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for much colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden. On the next day, take a stroll through Lesser Town, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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 27th (Fri): take a stroll through Steingasse, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally pause for some photo ops at Caldera Sculpture. On your second day here, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally browse the exhibits of Residenzgalerie Salzburg.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Salzburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, look for gifts at Prosciutto e Parmigiano ham&cheese To Go, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice road trip planner .

Drive from Salzburg to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, Venice is a bit warmer than Salzburg - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the next day, kick back and relax at Lido Di Camaiore, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence vacation maker site .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia di castiglione and Ravello - Atrani Walk. Visit Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo for their historical value.

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

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ravello, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Borghese and Serra. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Catacombe di San Callisto. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, shop like a local with Via Condotti, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning tool .

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, then contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee Matisse, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Avenue Jean Medecin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nice road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Musee Matisse ©
Musee Matisse
Scuba & Snorkeling
Avenue Jean Medecin ©
Avenue Jean Medecin

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Barceloneta Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona journey website .

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Seine River. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stroll through Paris Plage, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Castre and Villa Domergue. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rue d'Antibes and Marche Forville. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Midi Plage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, step off the mainland to explore Ile Sainte-Marguerite, and wander the streets of Le Suquet.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cannes online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Cannes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Cannes at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Marche Forville ©
Marche Forville

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