31 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

31 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  16 h 30 min
1
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Pune, India

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Duomo di Ravello and Centro Storico Ravello are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal or Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Step out of Ravello to go to Tramonti and see Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L., which is approximately 32 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ravello tour planner.

Pune, India to Ravello is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. April in Ravello sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L.
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of St. Louis of the French and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, wander the streets of Rione Parione, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip planner.

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, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Siena and Basilica of Santa Croce. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico & Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the landmark architecture of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza delle Erbe and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Arena di Verona & Museo di Castelvecchio). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Verona
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in April, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then visit The Jordaan. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip maker website.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

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

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stirling Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close will appeal to history buffs. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, approximately Glasgow away. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip builder tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Powder Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Edinburgh to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Prague sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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.
Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna for their historical value. Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and examine the collection at The Hofburg.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary website.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Koller Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Halaszbastya and Liberty Statue. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May in Budapest, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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