31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
4
Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
5
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
9
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
10
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
11
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights

2
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planner.

Columbus, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Columbus to Paris. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
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Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 26th (Tue), meet the residents at La montagne des singes, make a trip to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then make a trip to Statue of Liberty. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Little Venice.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colmar trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Colmar by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, La montagne des singes
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
La montagne des singes ©
La montagne des singes

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft), Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), Frans Hals Museum, &more) and Lisse (The Flower Bulb Region & Keukenhof). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get engrossed in the history at Amsterdam Gallery, and stop by The Jordaan.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planner.

You can fly from Colmar to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Colmar in April, plan for little chillier days in Amsterdam, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, Lisse, Nieuwe Kerk
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof

3
nights
Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Get out of town with these interesting Giethoorn side-trips: Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden (in Leeuwarden), Museum de Fundatie (in Zwolle) and Paleis Het Loo (in Apeldoorn). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Klooster-wandeling Aduard, see the interesting displays at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, admire the natural beauty at De Orchideeen Hoeve, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Giethoorn trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Giethoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Giethoorn are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

De Orchideeen Hoeve, Klooster-wandeling Aduard, Groninger Museum, Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, Museum de Fundatie
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Paleis Het Loo ©
Paleis Het Loo
Klooster-wandeling Aduard ©
Klooster-wandeling Aduard
De Orchideeen Hoeve ©
De Orchideeen Hoeve

2
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt journey builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Giethoorn to Hallstatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice tour planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence sightseeing planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri & Lupanar). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naples road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip planner.

You can fly from Naples to Fira in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Naples to Fira, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Fira are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at National Garden, visit Plaka, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

Plan a trip to Athens easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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 21st (Sat): stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, and finally shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To find maps and tourist information, read Barcelona travel planning tool.

You can fly from Athens to Barcelona in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Barcelona. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Athens in May, with highs in Barcelona at 71°F and lows at 57°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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