30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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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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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
12
Paris, France
— 3 nights
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, then learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Tate Modern. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

Queretaro City, Mexico to London is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Queretaro City in January, plan for colder days in London, with highs around 9°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, make a trip to Atomium, examine the collection at Autoworld, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Brussels in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in January: highs in Brussels hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

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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, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frans Hals Museum
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Prague at 2°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally explore the world behind art at Albertina. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Karlskirche, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 14th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, and finally examine the collection at Russian Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, then examine the collection at The Kunstkamera, and finally see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg road trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in January, expect St. Petersburg to be little chillier, temps between -5°C and -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

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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 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, then browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress, and finally examine the collection at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in January, with highs in Istanbul at 10°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Let the collections at Galleria Borghese and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Rome: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence holiday maker website.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Eremitani.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice planning site.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in January, expect Venice to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, then kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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