31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  12​h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
8
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
10
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  12​h 45​min
End: Washington DC, United States

1
night
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 28th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary app .

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Paris reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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: don't miss a visit to Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, and get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planner .

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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.
On the next day, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, ponder the world of politics at Parliament, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in June, you will find days in Budapest are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

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

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 4th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

Make your Athens itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Budapest to Athens by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in June; daily highs in Athens reach 86°F and lows reach 70°F. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Athens

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally make a trip to Santa Justa Lift. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then take a stroll through Alfama, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planning app .

Getting from Athens to Lisbon by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. In June, Lisbon is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip site .

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to La Boqueria, and stroll through Park Guell.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 15th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Marineland. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then stroll through Colline du Chateau overlook, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Nice sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Marineland
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice holiday builder tool .

You can fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence vacation builder .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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