31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

2
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.
On the 1st (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): admire the striking features of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Rome hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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 4th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, stroll through Park Guell, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip app .

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Alfama, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll through ARTIS, and wander the streets of Red Light District.

Plan trip to Amsterdam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and wander the streets of Mala strana.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Prague tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Prague at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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.
Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the striking features of Hundertwasserhaus, and make a trip to Rathaus.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner .

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Parliament, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Budapest driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Parliament ©
Parliament
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

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

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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