37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Paris, France

— 8 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

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Durham, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Durham in December, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (47°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Nice, France

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Place Massena, then browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, and finally see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Nice at 56°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning website.

Getting from Nice to Rome by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena, Piazza del Campo, &more) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online vacation builder.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then make a trip to Pile Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and then take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Florence to Dubrovnik in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums · Historic Sites
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Zagreb, Croatia

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stop by Take Me Home, stop by Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, and then don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planning site.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in January; daily highs in Zagreb reach 41°F and lows reach 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Berlin, Germany

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Berlin travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Dublin.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Dublin, Ireland

— 8 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Kilkenny (St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, Kilkenny Castle, &more) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, bet on a winner at Leopardstown Racecourse, and steep yourself in history at Dublin Castle.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online travel planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Berlin to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Dublin, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 29:

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.