30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Bilbao, Spain
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Besancon, France
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Brussels, Belgium
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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Hamburg, Germany
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Malmo, Sweden
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Berlin, Germany
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Vienna, Austria
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Budapest, Hungary
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Venice, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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Barcelona, Spain
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Bilbao, Spain

— 1 night

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 4th (Sun), stop by Casco Viejo, admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bilbao vacation planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Bilbao is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bilbao, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Besancon.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Besancon, France

— 5 nights
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
Explore Besancon's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint-Martin de Baume-les-Dames (in Baume-les-Dames), Mulhouse (Orlinda Lavergne & Cite de l'Automobile) and Notre-Dame du Chene (in Heimsbrunn). There's much more to do: visit Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame du Refuge, take a stroll through Quartier Battant, and examine the collection at Musee du Temps et Palais Granvelle.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Besancon journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Besancon takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. July in Besancon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Besancon

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 day

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Place Guillaume II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally make a trip to Casemates du Bock.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City route builder site.

Drive from Besancon to Luxembourg City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

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 11th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, make a trip to Grand Place, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Rotterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Rotterdam

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 day

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom Tower.

Start your trip to Utrecht by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Amsterdam to Utrecht in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Utrecht are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Groningen.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Groningen, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Stadhuis Groningen.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Groningen itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Groningen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Groningen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany

— 1 night

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, and then squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Groningen to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 1 night

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, then appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen vacation planner.

Fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Malmo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Malmo, Sweden

Sweden's Berlin

A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): snap pictures at Oresund Bridge, then stroll around Kungsparken, and then admire the landmark architecture of HSB Turning Torso.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Malmo tour site.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Malmo in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Malmo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Berlin trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Malmo to Berlin in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Petřín, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Prague online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 23rd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, don't miss a visit to House with art in windows, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, then admire the striking features of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary website.

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Budapest sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pick up some local products at Dolac Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Budapest to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
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Venice, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in July; daily highs in Venice reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 28th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take an in-depth tour of Galleria 92, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Milan

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Monaco-Ville holiday website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Monaco-Ville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Milan in July, Monaco-Ville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. On the 28th (Wed), you're off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, visit El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Monaco-Ville to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Barcelona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make a trip to Puerta del Sol and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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