34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  33 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Nice, France
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h
5
Pisa, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Pompeii, Italy
— 1 day
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h
8
Verona, Italy
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
13
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
14
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
15
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
16
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  40 h 30 min
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

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.
You've added Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Luxembourg Palace, The Paris Catacombs, and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Sainte-Chapelle. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip tool.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 30- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. When traveling from Christchurch in January, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Madrid trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. On the 20th (Sat), you're off to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
day
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.
You've now added Riviera Come True to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall and then catch all the local highlights with Riviera Come True.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Riviera Come True ©
Riviera Come True
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

1
day
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pisa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Pisa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pisa, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Camposanto ©
Camposanto
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sistine Chapel. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome trip website.

Fly from Pisa to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
day
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pompeii journey builder app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Verona.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Teatro Grande ©
Teatro Grande

1
day
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

Planning Verona trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Pompeii to Verona in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

1
night
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 26th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace.

Plan my day in Venice using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Venice, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
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.
You've now added St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest journey app.

Fly from Venice to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in January, expect Budapest to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Discover Prague Tours. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then sample some tasty brews at Discover Prague Tours, and then snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
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.
You've now added Walking tours to your itinerary. Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Jewish Museum Berlin. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Berlin online route planner.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 2nd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

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

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Athens. In February, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, then admire the masterpieces at Lignos Folklore Museum, then see the interesting displays at Argyros Mansion, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, take in the exciting artwork at Oria Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira travel route tool.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in February, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Argyros Mansion, Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Argyros Mansion ©
Argyros Mansion
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

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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.
St. Paul's Cathedral and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to history buffs. National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our London tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fira to London in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to London is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fira in February, with highs in London at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like York City Walls and York Minster. Museum-lovers will get to explore York's Chocolate Story and The Beatles Story. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Liverpool (World Museum & Walker Art Gallery).

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manchester trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from London to Manchester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February in Manchester, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

York, Liverpool
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
World Museum ©
World Museum

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