30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ioannina, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 2 nights
10
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Dijon, France
— 1 night
12
Paris, France
— 3 nights
13
Calais, France
— Few hours
ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
16
Blackpool, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
17
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong, China

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 21st (Sun), wander the streets of Plaka, explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Athens online trip itinerary builder .

Hong Kong, China to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, Athens is little chillier at night with lows of 28°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ioannina.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Ioannina, Greece

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ioannina trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Ioannina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Ioannina. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tirana.

Things to do in Ioannina

Historic Sites
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Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle

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nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque and then don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tirana holiday planning website .

Explore your travel options from Ioannina to Tirana with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ioannina in July, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Tirana. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Durres, Petrela Castle
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Durres Amphitheatre ©
Durres Amphitheatre
Petrela Castle ©
Petrela Castle
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque

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Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then learn about winemaking at 13 jul Plantaže.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Podgorica trip builder app .

You can drive from Tirana to Podgorica in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Podgorica

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
13 jul Plantaže ©
13 jul Plantaže

1
night
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Stari Most), then wander the streets of The historic urban site of Pocitelj, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Medjugorje, and finally do a tasting at Andrija Wine Cellars.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mostar visit planner .

Drive from Podgorica to Mostar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Mostar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Zagreb.

Things to do in Mostar

Neighborhoods Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Andrija Wine Cellars, The historic urban site of Pocitelj
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque ©
Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zagreb road trip planner .

You can fly from Mostar to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mostar in July; daily highs in Zagreb reach 34°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Salzburg route website .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zagreb in July: highs in Salzburg hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Historic Sites
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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Franziskanerkirche ©
Franziskanerkirche

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Strandbad Seeon and Deutsches Museum. Get some historical perspective at Neuschwanstein Castle and St. Peter's Church. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munich road trip app .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Vaduz.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Strandbad Seeon, Neuschwanstein Castle
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Strandbad Seeon ©
Strandbad Seeon
Neuschwanstein Castle ©
Neuschwanstein Castle
English Garden ©
English Garden

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): snap pictures at Alte Rheinbrucke and then learn about winemaking at Hofkellerei of the Prince of Liechtenstein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Galina Falcon Center and then fly down the slopes at Ski Region Malbun.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vaduz online journey maker .

You can drive from Munich to Vaduz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Vaduz

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Malbun
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Ski Resort Malbun ©
Ski Resort Malbun
Galina Falcon Center ©
Galina Falcon Center

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nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Jungfraujoch has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Fall, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken day trip planner.

You can drive from Vaduz to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dijon.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Schlosskirche ©
Schlosskirche

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night
Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): head outdoors with Aqua-City, learn about winemaking at Olivier Leflaive, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then trek along Owl's Trail, and then stroll through Parc de l'Auxois.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Dijon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Dijon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Dijon

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Parc de l'Auxois, Olivier Leflaive, Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole
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Parc de l'Auxois ©
Parc de l'Auxois
Aqua-City ©
Aqua-City
Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole ©
Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On your second day here, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, then wander the streets of Montmartre, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris road trip website .

Traveling by train from Dijon to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Calais.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Calais, France

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cap Blanc Nez.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Calais trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Calais takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days in Calais, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Calais

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cap Blanc Nez
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Cap Blanc Nez ©
Cap Blanc Nez

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

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Getting from Calais to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Speed Boats Tours
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Meadows.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manchester tour app .

You can take a train from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Manchester to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Blackpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

The Meadows
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Blackpool, United Kingdom

Blackpool ©
Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Blackpool road trip site .

Getting from Manchester to Blackpool by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 17th (Sat), you're off toManchester.

Things to do in Blackpool

Theme Parks
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach ©
Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): meet the residents at Knowsley Safari and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip site .

You can drive from Blackpool to Manchester in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Manchester

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knowsley Safari, Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool
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Knowsley Safari ©
Knowsley Safari

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