30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Nantes, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  10​h 30​min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  7​h
10
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  6​h 45​min
13
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
14
Biarritz, France
— Few hours
Fly:  22​h
End: Lima, Peru

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Mota, then take a stroll through Parte Vieja, then look for gifts at Koloreka, and finally stroll through La Concha Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia online route maker .

Lima, Peru to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lima to San Sebastian - Donostia, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lima in December, plan for little chillier days in San Sebastian - Donostia, with highs around 17°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

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nights
Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
For shopping fun, head to Chocolaterie Laia or Les Halles. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Chateau des Enigmes and Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage d'Hendaye (in Hendaye) and Natural reserve of Marais d'Orx (in Labenne). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, and view the masterpieces at Spacejunk.

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You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Biarritz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Biarritz, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bayonne, Le Chateau des Enigmes, Chocolaterie Laia, Natural reserve of Marais d'Orx
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La Cote des Basques ©
La Cote des Basques
Le Chateau des Enigmes ©
Le Chateau des Enigmes
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye

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Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie Gaia. On your second day here, stop by Salines de Millac, steep yourself in history at Cite Medievale, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tiffauges.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Nantes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Biarritz in December, with highs in Nantes at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Salines de Millac, Cite Medievale, Chateau de Tiffauges
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Chateau de Tiffauges ©
Chateau de Tiffauges
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Salines de Millac ©
Salines de Millac

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Visit Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Nantes to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Nantes in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then meet the residents at ZOO Planckendael, then stop by Pierre Marcolini, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

ZOO Planckendael
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night
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 2nd (Thu): engage your brain at Body Worlds, then stroll through ARTIS, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Body Worlds ©
Body Worlds

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pisek Mountains and Prague Zoo. Get in touch with nature at Water reservoir Matylda and Benedikt and Sumava National Park. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip site .

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in January; daily highs in Prague reach 2°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pisek Mountains, Sumava National Park, Water reservoir Matylda and Benedikt
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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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.
Bring the kids along to Fisherman's Bastion and Vaci Street. Matthias Church and Via Dolorosa will appeal to history buffs. Explore Budapest's surroundings by going to Tagore Promenade (in Balatonfured), Nagyvillam Ski Slope (in Visegrad) and Tihanyi Levendula Manufaktura (in Tihany). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), head off the coast to Margaret Island, take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock, and get a taste of the local shopping with Andrassy Avenue.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tihany, Nagyvillam Ski Slope, Tagore Promenade
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 11th (Sat), get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary site .

Getting from Budapest to Zurich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Swiss Science Center Technorama
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Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Old Town (Altstadt) ©
Old Town (Altstadt)
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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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 13th (Mon), explore the activities along Canal Grande, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria antiquaria Segni nel Tempo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then buy something for everyone on your list at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, and finally stop by I Vetri di Lulu.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Zurich in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

I Vetri di Lulu
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Libreria antiquaria Segni nel Tempo ©

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, take a stroll through Via Condotti, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder site .

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in January, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Barceloneta Beach, then view the masterpieces at Begemot Art & Fashion Gallery, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online road trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Palacio de la Diputacion, then pick up some local products at La Ribera Market, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, and finally kick back and relax at Sopelana Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilbao attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Bilbao takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bilbao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sopelana Beach
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Sopelana Beach ©
Sopelana Beach
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
La Ribera Market ©
La Ribera Market

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Biarritz, France

Biarritz
To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Biarritz driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bilbao to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 18th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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