31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Athens driving holiday planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in September, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Fira.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kamari Beach and Cultural Village. Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Oria Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, view the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Gaia Winery.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fira holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

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 Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cupola di San Pietro and Villa Borghese. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome route maker app.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Rome is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Fira in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Naples.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, then take in the exciting artwork at Museodivino, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Domenico Maggiore.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Naples day trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pompeii.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Pompeii, Italy — 1 night

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 17th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Forum, delve into the distant past at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), explore the ancient world of House of Paquius Proculus, then explore the ancient world of Termopolio di Vetuzio Placido, then explore the ancient world of Fullonica di Stephanus, and finally admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pompeii trip itinerary builder website.

Pompeii is just a short distance from Naples. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Positano.
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

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.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Absolute Positano, then take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano Positano, then get a dose of the wild on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

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You can drive from Pompeii to Positano in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Positano, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Rome.
Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Rome, Italy

Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Palazzo Doria Pamphilj and then take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Pincio.

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You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Prague.
Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lobkowicz Palace and Church of Our Lady before Tyn. Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and Lesser Town. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip planning website.

You can fly from Rome to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in September: high temperatures in Prague hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, and finally steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Ile Saint-Louis, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Latin Quarter, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 25th (Sun), stroll around Primrose Hill, explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Greenwich, admire the landmark architecture of Old Royal Naval College, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at BrakeAway Bike Tours.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London road trip site.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Dublin.
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

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 27th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach, then catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Ireland, and finally see the interesting displays at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, see the interesting displays at GPO Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, and finally examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from London, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Glasgow.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 night

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Fairfield Heritage, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Govan Old Parish Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Glasgow, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Glasgow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Portobello Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, then contemplate the long history of Georgian House, and finally contemplate the long history of Dean Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Birmingham.
Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Birmingham, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Warwick Castle and Kedleston Hall will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Winterbourne House and Garden and Packwood House. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Chad's Church (in Shrewsbury), Ironbridge Gorge Museums (in Ironbridge) and Collegiate Church of St Mary's (in Warwick). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Much Wenlock Priory, stroll through Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, see the interesting displays at National Motorcycle Museum, and take a stroll through Gas Street Basin.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Birmingham day trip planning app.

Fly from Edinburgh to Birmingham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.