35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Durham, United States
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
4
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Kiev, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  6 h 30 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  7 h
8
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 15 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train + Bus:  13 h 15 min
12
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
13
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  12 h 30 min
End: Durham, United States

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Nobel Peace Center. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll around Vigeland Park and then examine the collection at The Nobel Peace Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oslo tour builder.

Durham, USA to Oslo is an approximately 16- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Durham to Oslo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Durham in December: high temperatures in Oslo hover around 45°F and lows are around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet ©

2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Getting from Oslo to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Helsinki is 1 hour. When traveling from Oslo in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 37°F by day to 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Senate Square ©
Senate Square
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Light District. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): visit Red Light District.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Helsinki to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 47°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow tour planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 34°F and lows are around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

3
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spas as well as CHERNOBYL TOUR. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, see the interesting displays at Software and Computer Museum, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, and appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kiev trip builder website.

Fly from Krakow to Kiev in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Kiev is 1 hour. Traveling from Krakow in January, you will find days in Kiev are a bit cooler (29°F), and nights are about the same (20°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Kiev

Outdoors Tours Spas
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
CHERNOBYL TOUR ©
CHERNOBYL TOUR
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz

2
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planning tool.

Fly from Kiev to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kiev to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kiev in January, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 25°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Marienplatz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munich tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Munich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Munich are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, then admire the striking features of Marche couvert de Montreux, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Montreux tour planner.

You can drive from Munich to Montreux in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gruyeres Castle, Chateau de Chillon
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

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 15th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

Discover how to plan a Florence trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Montreux to Florence by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

You can plan Rome trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in January, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, visit El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the next day, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Lisbon are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and walk around Hyde Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London planner.

Getting from Lisbon to London by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in January: high temperatures in London hover around 46°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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