31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
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Berlin, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Florence, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Nice, France
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and make a trip to Tower of London.

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Punta Cana to London. When traveling from Punta Cana in July, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and see the interesting displays at Neues Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Munich.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, stroll around English Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To find out how to plan a trip to Munich, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 15th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planning tool.

Getting from Munich to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Florence.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence holiday planner.

Fly from Zurich to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Florence is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Rome, Italy — 2 nights

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 (Tue): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Nice, France — 3 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: TakSea (in Saint-Raphael), Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice attractions website.

Getting from Rome to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon visit planning app.

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.