30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum and then browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): walk around Vondelpark, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then get your game on at Museumphoto, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Amsterdam is 9 hours. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Prague holiday builder .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Budapest road trip site .

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in May, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

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
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip maker tool .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. In May in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, take a stroll through Trastevere, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

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, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence holiday builder site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona journey website .

Getting from Florence to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris route planning website .

Getting from Lisbon to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, walk around Hyde Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London road trip planning app .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

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

Fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Dublin, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

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