30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
8
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Amoreiras Shopping Center. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 8th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Alfama, get a taste of the local shopping with Avenida da Liberdade, ponder the design of Rossio Square, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

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

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lisbon is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you will find days in Lisbon are cooler (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Lisbon

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Popular historic sites such as Hailes Church and St Oswald's Church are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop and Tara Antiques Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum.

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Fly from Lisbon to Bath in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Bath

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Walks With Hawks, Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, Hailes Church, Tara Antiques Centre, Westonbirt Arboretum
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning website.

Getting from Bath to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bath to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenadmire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, thenwander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally look for gifts at La Talenta.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Do your shopping at Rue d'Antibes and La Croisette. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Get out of town with these interesting Cannes side-trips: Nice (Avenue Jean Medecin, Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Marche Forville, stop by L'Antre des Delices, and take in the exciting artwork at Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cannes day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Cannes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice, Biot
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Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, thencontemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, thensteep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, thenexplore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome travel route builder website.

You can fly from Cannes to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Do your shopping at A|X Praha Palladium and Artel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Lesser Town, steep yourself in history at Powder Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prague driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Rome to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in December: high temperatures in Prague hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche. Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Mariahilfer Strassefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Central Market Hall and Ecseri Flea Market (Ecseri bolhapiac). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at University Church, and explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, thenget engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ortakoy, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in January: highs in Istanbul hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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