35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  13 h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  6 h
11
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Vancouver, Canada

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and The Army Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fondation Louis Vuitton and Sainte-Chapelle. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Paris. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of Brugge and Dijlepad. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

Find out how to plan Brussels trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dijlepad, Historic Centre of Brugge
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Cabo da Roca and Castelo dos Mouros for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon holiday planning site .

You can fly from Brussels to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brussels to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Castelo dos Mouros
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

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 9th (Sun): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parc Guell, then engage your brain at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, and then wander the streets of Ciutat Vella.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona tour planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. February in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
CosmoCaixa Barcelona ©
CosmoCaixa Barcelona

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Explore hidden gems such as Cupola di San Pietro and San Pietro in Vincoli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica Cistern and Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. When traveling from Rome in February, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Let the collections at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Miniversum Budapest capture your imagination. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in February, you will find days in Budapest are little chillier (7°C), and nights are colder (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Budapest Pinball Museum ©
Budapest Pinball Museum
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Ringstrasse for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen (in Mauthausen) and Melk Abbey (in Melk). There's still lots to do: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Votivkirche, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and get your game on at Time Travel Vienna.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vienna tour itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Prague Castle and Katedrala Svateho Vita. Let the collections at NaFilM: National film museum and Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Prague: Kutna Hora (Ossuary / The Cemetery Church & St Barbara's Church) and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague itinerary planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, St Barbara's Church
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Athena Nike. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis Museum and Lion Gate. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens tour itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Prague to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Prague to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Athens is a bit warmer than Prague - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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