31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
9
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights

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.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Galata Tower will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Ecumenical Patriarchate, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in May, with highs in Istanbul at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Andrassy Avenue or Vaci Street. St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Fisherman's Bastion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Matthias Church, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Budapest, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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 7th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), thenexamine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then visit The Jordaan.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Budapest in May, plan for slightly colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris route planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Parc Guell and Casa Batllo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza delle Erbe and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco are in your itinerary. Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice itinerary website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Piazza delle Erbe, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

4
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of Santa Croce will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza della Signoria and Duomo di Siena. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Piazza del Campo in Siena, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and examine the collection at Museo di San Marco.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Pantheon are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get some fabulous bargains at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, thenstroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, thenadmire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Valle dei Mulini and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello route app.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Amalfi
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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