31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  11​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Atlanta, United States

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

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 (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Amsterdam is 6 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in December, you will find days in Amsterdam are slightly colder (47°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Brussels to Bruges to see The Markt about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brussels itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Markt
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

3
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Prague at 41°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip website .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Budapest online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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E- Exit Escape Game ©
E- Exit Escape Game
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
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 museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in December, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, get your game on at The Witching Hour Room Escape, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in December, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

Plan a Lisbon trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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