30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
End: San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy

7
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia & Puerto De Cotos) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip site .

San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. December in Madrid sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Segovia, Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

7
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

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, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon online holiday builder .

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Lisbon reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Food Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

7
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

7
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade & Fortress Palamidi), Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and St. Luke Archibishop (in Lefkakia). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, examine the collection at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Athens road trip app .

You can fly from Paris to Athens in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Athens at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Nafplio, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Akrokorinthos
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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