31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
8
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jeronimos Monastery and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Rossio Square, take in the exciting artwork at A Arte da Terra, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Lisbon at 64°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Castelo dos Mouros
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Picasso and En construccio. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at La Barceloneta, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. March in Barcelona sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uffizi Galleries and Galleria dell'Accademia. Appreciate the collections at Pitti Palace and Museo di San Marco. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Vatican Museums and Palatine Hill. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Catacombe di San Callisto. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa Adriana in Tivoli--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome planning app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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.
Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower. Head to Kapali Carsi and Mısır Çarşısıfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take a stroll through Ortakoy, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in March, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (54°F), and nights are a bit warmer (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi 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.
Head to Koller Gallery and Vaci Streetfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Andrassy Avenue. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at University Church, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Budapest, with lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
You'll explore and learn at Lobkowicz Palace and St. George's Basilica. Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Old Town Square, take a stroll through Mala strana, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Jewish Cemetery.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Prague tour planning tool .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Le Marais and Palace of Versailles. Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. March in Paris sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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