31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Old Town and The Real Mary King's Close. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online sightseeing planner.

Portland, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Portland to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in May, with highs in Edinburgh at 58°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Fondation Claude Monet. Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, Paris is a bit warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Do your shopping at Passeig de Gracia and La Boqueria. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Barcelona at 71°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

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 St. Peter's Basilica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palatine Hill and Galleria Borghese. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, take a stroll through Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

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 Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria for their historical value. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Casa di Santa Caterina, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get some cultural insight at San Giorgio Maggiore and Cannaregio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Venice vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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 23rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally explore the galleries of Galata Tower.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

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.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then see the interesting displays at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Budapest. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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.
On the 27th (Thu), take a stroll through Hradcany, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then visit Lesser Town, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Budapest in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Grote Markt (in Haarlem), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (in Delft). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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