31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
3
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
4
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
5
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
10
Dijon, France
— 1 night
11
Paris, France
— 3 nights
12
Calais, France
— 1 night
13
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
14
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
15
Blackpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
16
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): trek along Delmece Yaylasi and then take in the dramatic scenery at Erikli Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planning tool.

Hong Kong, China to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, Istanbul is little chillier than Hong Kong - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Delmece Yaylasi, Erikli Waterfall
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv ©
Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Mother of God and then get to know the fascinating history of Nebet Tepe. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Bachkovo Monastery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church, thendo a tasting at Villa Yustina, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Plovdiv online journey builder.

You can drive from Istanbul to Plovdiv in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Plovdiv. In July in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Skopje.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Wineries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bachkovo Monastery, Villa Yustina, St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church
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Bachkovo Monastery ©
Bachkovo Monastery
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church ©
St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church

1
night
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Kale and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Pasha Mosque.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Skopje driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Plovdiv to Skopje in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Skopje are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Podgorica.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites
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Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Macedonia Square ©
Macedonia Square
Kale ©
Kale

1
night
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Podgorica road trip planner.

Getting from Skopje to Podgorica by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. You'll set off for Mostar on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Podgorica

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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1
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar ©
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): snap pictures at Old Bridge (Stari Most), take a stroll through The historic urban site of Pocitelj, and then learn about winemaking at Andrija Wine Cellars.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mostar vacation builder site.

Drive from Podgorica to Mostar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and bus; or take a bus. In July in Mostar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Andrija Wine Cellars, The historic urban site of Pocitelj
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Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Old Orthodox Church Virgin Mary
Old Orthodox Church Virgin Mary
The historic urban site of Pocitelj ©
The historic urban site of Pocitelj

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the activities along Jarun Lake, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mostar to Zagreb takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mostar in July; daily highs in Zagreb reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Nature Fun & Games
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Jarun Lake
Jarun Lake

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.
Kids will enjoy Canal Grande and Doge's Palace. Visit Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco for their historical value. Step out of Venice to go to Caorle and see Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice travel route website.

Drive from Zagreb to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in July since evenings lows in Venice dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso and Spiaggia di Cerro. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Piazza del Duomo. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Milan are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso, Spiaggia di Cerro
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso ©
Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro

2
nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Chamonix Cemetery, thentake in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aiguille du Midi and then take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix holiday planner.

You can drive from Milan to Chamonix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): head outdoors with Aqua-City, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thentrek along Owl's Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Maison Milliere.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dijon trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Chamonix to Dijon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Dijon

Fun & Games Trails Outdoors
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Owl's Trail ©
Owl's Trail
Aqua-City ©
Aqua-City
Maison Milliere ©
Maison Milliere

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, thenstroll through Ile Saint-Louis, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

You can take a train from Dijon to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Calais.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Calais, France

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Cap Blanc-Nez.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Calais trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Calais in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Calais: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Calais

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Escalles, Forteresse de Mimoyecques
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Cap Blanc-Nez ©
Cap Blanc-Nez
Cran d'Escalles ©
Cran d'Escalles
Forteresse de Mimoyecques ©
Forteresse de Mimoyecques

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Take a train from Calais to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calais to London. In August, daytime highs in London are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get your game on at Flip Out Manchester, and then sample the fine beverages at The City of Manchester Distillery.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manchester trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Manchester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from London, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Manchester, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Blackpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries
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The City of Manchester Distillery ©
The City of Manchester Distillery
Room Escape Games
Flip Out Manchester ©
Flip Out Manchester

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Blackpool, United Kingdom

Blackpool ©
Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
You've now added Blackpool Pleasure Beach to your itinerary. On the 14th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Blackpool vacation site.

Drive from Manchester to Blackpool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Blackpool are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Blackpool

Theme Parks
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach ©
Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
On the 15th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Lyme Park. On the next day, meet the residents at Knowsley Safari and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester vacation planner.

You can drive from Blackpool to Manchester in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lyme Park, Knowsley Safari, Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool
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Knowsley Safari ©
Knowsley Safari
Lyme Park ©
Lyme Park

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