30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Lyon, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Montpellier, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Toulouse, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
London, United Kingdom

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City
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.
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London, UK to Luxembourg City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Luxembourg City is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Stuttgart.

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 14th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Television Tower and then see the interesting displays at Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Stuttgart trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Stuttgart takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Television Tower ©
Television Tower

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip maker site .

Drive from Stuttgart to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then stroll through Gurten, and then head outdoors with Elfenau.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Bern, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Geneva.

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Elfenau ©
Elfenau
Gurten ©
Gurten
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva driving holiday site .

Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

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#Parks, #Nature
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and then explore by horseback at Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planning website .

You can drive from Geneva to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Lyon sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Marseille.

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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

3
days
Marseille, France

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Attractions like Plage Capelan and Plage de Renecros make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Var Lamas (in Six-Fours-les-Plages), La Ciotat (Plage des Chiens Ciotat & La Calanque de Figuerolles) and Bandol (Scuba & Snorkeling & Plage du Capelan). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip site .

Traveling by train from Lyon to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Marseille

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bandol, La Ciotat, Var Lamas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Var Lamas ©
Var Lamas

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Maison de la Nature.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Montpellier trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Marseille to Montpellier in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Toulouse.

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Maison de la Nature ©
Maison de la Nature

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Toulouse, France

Toulouse
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Toulouse online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Montpellier to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off toAndorra la Vella.

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Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella ©
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Vallnord Pal-Arinsal.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Andorra la Vella day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Andorra la Vella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Barcelona.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Vallnord Pal-Arinsal
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Vallnord Pal-Arinsal ©
Vallnord Pal-Arinsal

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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.
Bring the kids along to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. There's still lots to do: stroll through Park Guell, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Barceloneta, and examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Andorra la Vella to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Bring the kids along to Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and Royal Palace of Madrid. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Campo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardines de Sabatini.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder app .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Valencia.

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at City of the Arts and Sciences.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Valencia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Seville.

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City of the Arts and Sciences ©
City of the Arts and Sciences
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, then admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seville Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seville trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

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Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Santa Justa Lift, take a stroll through Belém Tower, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then take a stroll through Alfama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Seville to Lisbon by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon. While traveling from Seville, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Nice.

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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Attractions like Plage de Sylvabelle and Le Village des Fous make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez). Spend the 7th (Fri) in some colorful company at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Nice takes 5.5 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. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Massif de l'Esterel, Plage des Canebiers, Le Village des Fous, Marineland, Plage de Sylvabelle
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Le Village des Fous ©
Le Village des Fous
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

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