30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
+2
Fly + subway + train:  14​h 45​min
1
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
11
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

2
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll get in some beach time at Praia Vale Dos Homens and Praia da Carriagem. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Praia do Amado and Praia do Peneco. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Vale Figueiras Beach (in Aljezur), Praia marinha (in Carvoeiro) and Pescadores Beach (in Armacao de Pera). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Senhora da Rocha.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip planning website .

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Albufeira is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Punta Cana to Albufeira. In October, Albufeira is slightly colder than Punta Cana - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rogil, Aljezur, Praia da Senhora da Rocha, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha
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Praia Vale Dos Homens ©
Praia Vale Dos Homens
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia do Amado ©
Praia do Amado

2
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Relax by the water at Playa El Salon and Playa Torrecilla. Get a sense of the local culture at Alhambra and Church of El Salvador. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla and stroll through Playa del Molino de Papel.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nerja trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Nerja takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Nerja due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albufeira in October, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Nerja. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Nerja

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Alhambra
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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

1
day
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cafe Atlantico Cocktail Bar. On the 22nd (Mon), join in the after-dark buzz at Cafe Atlantico Cocktail Bar.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Nerja to Palma de Mallorca by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Nightlife
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Cafe Atlantico Cocktail Bar ©
Cafe Atlantico Cocktail Bar

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll through Park Guell, and finally explore the galleries of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, and finally examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
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 25th (Thu), explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Venice reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Galleria dell'Accademia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit The Baptistery of St. John and Siena Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico in Siena (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa Adriana about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 1st (Thu), delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and finally take a stroll through Plaka. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Athens. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Istanbul Modern Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in November, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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 6th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, explore the historical opulence of Buda Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Budapest travel route app .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in November: highs in Budapest hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

2
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Family-friendly places like Plage de Sylvabelle and Port Grimaud Beach will thrill your kids. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Grande Plage du Lavandou and Plage de Vergeron. Go for a jaunt from Saint-Tropez to Le Lavandou to see Plage de Cavaliere about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Plage des Canebiers, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Budapest to Saint-Tropez in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in November; daily highs in Saint-Tropez reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Grimaud, La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou, Plage des Marines
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Vergeron ©
Plage de Vergeron
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Bring the kids along to The Catacombs of Paris and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Saint-Tropez to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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