31 days in Central Europe, Italy & Scandinavia Itinerary

31 days in Central Europe, Italy & Scandinavia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Charles Bridge, wander the streets of Lesser Town, take a stroll through Hradcany, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Prague is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, examine the collection at The Hofburg, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna online trip maker.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In April in Budapest, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then contemplate the long history of Villa dei Misteri, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then contemplate the long history of Galleria Borbonica, and finally go for a walk through Lungomare Caracciolo.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples planning website.

Fly from Budapest to Naples in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Naples, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Ravello, Italy

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get in touch with nature at Valle delle Ferriere and Fornillo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Il Sentiero Degli Dei and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Positano (Food Tours & Spiaggia Grande). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso, and don't miss a visit to Fontana sant'Andrea.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ravello road trip tool.

You can drive from Naples to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Naples in April, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

Discover how to plan a Rome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Ravello to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in April, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

Assisi, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then delve into the distant past at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Rivotorto, then make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Assisi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Siena, Italy

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano, then do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard, and then make a trip to Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Siena holiday builder app.

Getting from Assisi to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Vecchio for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica of Santa Croce and The Baptistery of St. John. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Lucca (St Martin Cathedral, Le mura di Lucca, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence day trip planner.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice road trip planning website.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Verona, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello Scaligero and Borghetto sul Mincio. Get a sense of the local culture at Palazzo Te and Grotte di Catullo. Step out of Verona with an excursion to Parco Giardino Sigurta in Valeggio Sul Mincio--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, contemplate the long history of I Portoni della Bra, make a trip to Piazza Bra, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Verona, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, make a trip to St. Mary's Basilica, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, and finally see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally stop by Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner.

Fly from Verona to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Verona in May, things will get a bit cooler in Krakow: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, admire the masterpieces at Thorvaldsens Museum, stop by Christiania, and admire the striking features of Amalienborg.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen sightseeing tool.

Getting from Krakow to Copenhagen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.