30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
11
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
13
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
14
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
15
Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
subway:  15​min
16
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Chennai, India

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Castle of Laeken, see the interesting displays at Atomium, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip maker tool .

Chennai (Madras), India to Brussels is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Brussels is minus 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in May: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at De Halve Maan Brewery, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, and finally stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip builder .

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Bruges sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

Drive from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Paris

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

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Outdoors Parks Nightlife
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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and then stroll through Vondelpark. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then meet the residents at ARTIS, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then get your game on at Axe Nation - axe throwing club, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine, get your game on at Gokarting Center, then browse the different shops at Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Krakow trip maker app .

Fly from Amsterdam to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the views from Charles Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Prague sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

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

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally examine the collection at Pergamon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Berlin and then contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Berlin journey tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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nights
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.
On the 17th (Fri), engage your brain at Deutsches Museum and then stroll through Nymphenburg Palace. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Altstadt von Salzburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planning tool .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Salzburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's / Blue Church, then take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle (hrad), and finally don't miss a visit to Michael's Gate (Michalska brana).

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bratislava trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Salzburg to Bratislava in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana
Slavin War Memorial ©
Slavin War Memorial

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally admire the striking features of Parliament.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In May in Budapest, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): head outdoors with Balonarski Center Barje, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tivoli Park, then steep yourself in history at Plecnik House, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planner .

Drive from Budapest to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks
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Room Escape Games
Tivoli Park ©
Tivoli Park
Plecnik House ©
Plecnik House

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence day trip tool .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vatican City.

Things to do in Florence

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

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Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vatican City trip planner .

Do a combination of train and bus from Florence to Vatican City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vatican City when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Spanish Steps, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome trip planning website .

Rome is just a stone's throw from Vatican City. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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