31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Billund, Denmark
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
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Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Chipping Norton
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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, make a trip to Merrion Square, and examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin route site.

Denver, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Dublin is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Dublin at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Billund.
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Billund, Denmark — 1 night

Home of LEGO

Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Syvaarssoeen, then see the interesting displays at Teddy Bear Art Museum, then experience the excitement of LEGO House, and finally find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Billund.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Billund driving holiday planner.

Getting from Dublin to Billund by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Billund due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip planner.

You can fly from Billund to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Capital of Europe

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 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then examine the collection at Atomium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de la Chapelle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels online holiday planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 1 night

Culinary Capital of 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Lyon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Anglais.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): ponder the design of Fontaine du Banneret, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Rigi.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne journey builder site.

You can drive from Geneva to Lucerne in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Venice.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Venice day trip tool.

You can fly from Lucerne to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in July; daily highs in Venice reach 87°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip builder.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Vatican Gardens, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 3 nights

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: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Villa Rufolo), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Salerno (Speed Boats Tours & Castello di Arechi). There's still lots to do: take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Naples day trip app.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. July in Naples sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, and finally don't miss a visit to Erechtheion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, stop by Plaka, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder tool.

Fly from Naples to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Greece — 2 nights

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 26th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, learn about winemaking at Domaine Paterianakis, and then explore the world behind art at Kazantzakis Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion day trip site.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Heraklion hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chipping Norton.
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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom — 2 nights

On the 28th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at The Cotswold Range, and then examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chipping Norton road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Heraklion to Chipping Norton with the Route module. Traveling from Heraklion to Chipping Norton, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to London.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and finally walk around Hyde Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London route planning tool.

Drive from Chipping Norton to London in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Crete travel guide

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Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
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