35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Erbil, Iraq
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Treviso, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  3​h 30​min
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Erbil, Iraq

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planning tool .

Erbil, Iraq to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. While traveling from Erbil, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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 Parliament, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Budapest, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Treviso.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Parliament ©
Parliament
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Treviso, Italy

Treviso
The northern Italy medieval city of Treviso is known worldwide as the home of the Italian dessert tiramisu.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Hacker.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Treviso trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Budapest to Treviso takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Budapest in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Treviso: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Treviso

Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Treviso to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Treviso in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Guell, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip website .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Santa Justa Lift, shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Lisbon to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in December, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London travel route planner.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, stroll through Vondelpark, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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: take a stroll through Old Town Square, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, make a trip to Charles Bridge, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Prague day trip tool .

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Prague to be little chillier, temps between 2°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

4
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.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and make a trip to Rathaus.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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