31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary builder website.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Madrid travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning tool.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Hvar, Croatia

— 3 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci, stroll through Mlini Beach, admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Barcelona to Hvar in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 14th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: visit Old Town, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, and take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, wander the streets of Plaka, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dubrovnik in July, with highs in Athens at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Amalfi Coast Drive, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Positano road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Athens to Positano in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Forum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence online vacation planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

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 26th (Tue): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice road trip site.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

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You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.