30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Red Deer, Canada
Fly:  19​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Red Deer, Canada

2
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). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Belém Tower, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary builder app .

Red Deer, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Western European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Red Deer in September, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
On the 5th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome vacation maker website .

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip maker website .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
On the 12th (Sun), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip tool .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul journey builder site .

Fly from Venice to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Istanbul is 2 hours. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online road trip planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Budapest, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and then stroll around Vondelpark.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and then snap pictures at Tower Bridge. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our London online trip maker .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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