31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

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.
Popular historic sites such as Wallace Collection and HMS Belfast are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Duxford (IWM Duxford & American Air Museum) and Oxford (Oxford University Museum of Natural History & Oxford Castle & Prison). There's much more to do: catch a live event at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Manchester to London is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in London are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oxford, Duxford, Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arc de Triomphe and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Reims (Basilique Saint-Remi, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Reims
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieux Lyon and Musee Miniature et Cinema. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Théâtre gallo-romain and Fourviere Hill. Go for a jaunt from Lyon to Perouges to see Cite medievale de Perouges about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
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Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges

4
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo del Violino and Villa Necchi Campiglio. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamo (Piazza Vecchia & La Citta Alta), Church of San Bernardino (in Lallio) and Cathedral of Cremona (in Cremona). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip tool.

You can drive from Lyon to Milan in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bergamo, Cremona, Duomo Vecchio di Brescia, Church of San Bernardino
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of St. Anthony and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Venture out of the city with trips to La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella), Villa Contarini (in Piazzola sul Brenta) and Ragione Palace (in Padua). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and stop by Dorsoduro.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Milan to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, Villa Contarini
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda ©
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then stop by Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Croatian State Archives, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally make a trip to Tkalciceva.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Zagreb in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zagreb, with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Skopje.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

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 27th (Mon), take in the views from The Stone Bridge, take in the views from Skopje Eye Bridge, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Savior Church.

Plan trip to Skopje with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Zagreb to Skopje in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Holy Savior Church ©
Holy Savior Church
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Hephaestus and Erechtheion. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Archaeological Site of Thorikos (in Thoricus) and Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online journey builder.

You can fly from Skopje to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Skopje to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Skopje in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Thorikos, Temple of Poseidon
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Suleymaniye Cami and Galata Tower. Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Boybeyi Chukur Tower, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in April, with highs in Istanbul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:
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Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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