34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

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 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then get engrossed in the history at De Nieuwe Kerk, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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San Francisco, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get little chillier in Amsterdam: highs are around 47°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the striking features of Stadhuis, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, and finally examine the collection at Historium Brugge.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges online holiday planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), then admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and finally examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, then explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, then examine the collection at Atomium, and finally see the interesting displays at Autoworld.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels journey builder tool.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Champs-Elysees. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, take a stroll through Le Marais, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Maspalomas, Spain

— 3 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vegueta and El Faro de Maspalomas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa de Maspalomas and Las Canteras Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Maspalomas side-trips: Calle Real de la Plaza (in Teror), Ermita de San Antonio Abad (in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and Karapat Dive (in Telde). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, stroll through Playa de Patalavaca, take in the dramatic natural features at Roque Bentayga, and relax and rejuvenate at Gran Massage - Massage Gran Canaria Maspalomas Playa del Ingles.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Maspalomas holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Maspalomas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get warmer in Maspalomas: highs are around 72°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Parc de Montjuic and Museu Picasso capture your imagination. The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Maspalomas to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Maspalomas to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Maspalomas in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 59°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Roman Forum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Visit Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome driving holiday site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Rome sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza del Duomo and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection. On your second day here, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and finally admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice online trip maker.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Venice reach 49°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, then explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg travel planner.

You can drive from Venice to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in December, things will get little chillier in Salzburg: highs are around 42°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take in the views from Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally stop by Lesser Town.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Prague sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Ringstrasse will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and admire the striking features of Rathaus.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip maker website.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in January, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit warmer (48°F), and nights are warmer (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, admire all the interesting features of Royal Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Skansen, then have fun and explore at Nordiska Museet, and then examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Stockholm in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Stockholm, ranging from highs of 31°F to lows of 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums