31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the London vacation planner.

Dallas, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for little chillier days in London, with highs around 50°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online travel planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, The Markt, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: 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, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally make a trip to Vaclavske namEsti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Petřín, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally stop by Lesser Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Prague online trip maker.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip builder site.

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna travel app.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 23rd (Thu), take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Budapest travel route planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 25th (Sat), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Rome is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Keep things going the next day: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, admire the landmark architecture of Estacion de Atocha, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid sightseeing planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 54°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31: