31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Houston, United States
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Foot + Bus:  12 h 30 min
End: Houston, United States

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, admire the natural beauty at English Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Munich trip planner.

Houston, USA to Munich is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Houston in April, expect Munich to be cooler, temps between 57°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (The Nine Towers & Lake Lucerne) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip app.

You can fly from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Zurich are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

4
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano), Villa Rufolo (in Ravello) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Cloister del Paradiso). There's much more to do: make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Naples takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in April, with highs in Naples at 68°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Villa Rufolo
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and stop by Le Marais.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Naples to Paris by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Naples in April, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, examine the collection at Atomium, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally make a trip to Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and finally see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find out how to plan a trip to Brussels, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges tour itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

4
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, walk around Hyde Park, and steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read London online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from Bruges to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Hayman's Distillery ©
Hayman's Distillery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from London to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam journey builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Venice to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in May; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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