31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Tram + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
8
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Wallace Collection and HMS Belfast are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and The Courtauld Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Oxford (Oxford University Museum of Natural History & Oxford Castle & Prison), Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial (in Cambridge) and Duxford (IWM Duxford & American Air Museum). There's much more to do: get lost in a book at British Library, admire the masterpieces at Tate Britain, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Manchester to London is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in London are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oxford, Duxford, Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee Rodin. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Basilique Saint-Remi. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Reims (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims & Champagne Taittinger). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Reims
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieux Lyon and Walking tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee Miniature et Cinema and Cite medievale de Perouges. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, and explore the world behind art at Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lyon travel route builder site.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
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Walking tours
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Appreciate the collections at Villa Necchi Campiglio and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Get some cultural insight at Il Cenacolo and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamo (Piazza Vecchia & La Citta Alta), Cremona (Museo del Violino & Cathedral of Cremona) and Church of San Bernardino (in Lallio). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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

Getting from Lyon to Milan by combination of tram and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bergamo, Cremona, Church of San Bernardino, Duomo Vecchio di Brescia
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Giorgio Maggiore and Piazzale Castel San Pietro. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Contarini (in Piazzola sul Brenta), La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Ragione Palace). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, contemplate the long history of Piazza delle Erbe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker website.

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Venice sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, Villa Contarini, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda ©
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then stop by Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Croatian State Archives, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally make a trip to Tkalciceva.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Zagreb in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zagreb, with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Skopje.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

1
night
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the views from The Stone Bridge, take in the views from Skopje Eye Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Savior Church.

Plan trip to Skopje with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Zagreb to Skopje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Holy Savior Church ©
Holy Savior Church
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Hephaestus and Erechtheion. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of Poseidon and Acropolis Museum. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Thoricus to see Archaeological Site of Thorikos about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online journey builder.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Skopje to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Skopje to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Skopje in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Archaeological Site of Thorikos
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Eyüp Sultan Mosque. Get some historical perspective at Little Hagia Sophia and Yeni Camii. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, get engrossed in the history at Boybeyi Chukur Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:
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Food Tours
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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