31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
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Berlin, Germany
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Portuguese Synagogue. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), Panorama Mesdag, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and explore the activities along Herengracht.

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Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Amsterdam, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trip

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Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, examine the collection at Atomium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint Jacques Sur Coudenberg, then explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Train World, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then examine the collection at Autoworld, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

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Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Eustache.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris sightseeing site.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA and Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through El Born, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 25°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Campidoglio, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 14:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of Santa Croce will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Palazzo Strozzi. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, see the interesting displays at Stibbert Museum, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Air Force Center, then see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, then admire the striking features of Church of St. Peter, and finally get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection. On the next day, examine the collection at Sammlung Oskar Reinhart, then explore the world behind art at Oskar-Reinhart Foundation Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Kyburg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Rapperswil.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zurich visit planning website.

You can fly from Florence to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in May, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Zurich

Side Trips

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Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 20th (Thu), make a trip to St. Florian's Gate, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, see the interesting displays at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), then examine the collection at Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

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

You can fly from Zurich to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbar Mitte, then make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, and finally see the interesting displays at Stasi Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Berlin road trip website.

You can fly from Krakow to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The State Museum of the Political History of Russia. Visit Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Peter I House for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Square, see the interesting displays at Dostoevsky Museum, and contemplate the long history of Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip maker website.

You can fly from Berlin to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Berlin to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then stop by Edinburgh Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Edinburgh by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Edinburgh, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, examine the collection at Dublinia, then see the interesting displays at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, and finally explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, then get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, then catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Dublin trip maker site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dublin

Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.