30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  29 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

2
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rahmi M. Koc Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Sultanahmet Square. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, stroll around Emirgan Park, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip maker site.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Istanbul is an approximately 29- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Christchurch to Istanbul, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

2
nights
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 15th (Wed), examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at Miniversum Budapest, and finally have some family-friendly fun at E-Exit Escape Game. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Budapest in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Traveling from Istanbul in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Budapest, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Lesser Town, then brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally examine the collection at Czech Repubrick.

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

Getting from Budapest to Prague by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Budapest in April, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, take a stroll through Campo Santa Margherita, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then visit Cannaregio, and finally wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

2
nights
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 (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to L’importuno di Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Stibbert Museum, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Rome vacation planning website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
On the 25th (Sat), make a trip to Ciutat Vella, take a stroll through El Born, then see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona vacation planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Belém Tower. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte and Arco do Triunfo. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Rossio Train Station, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon route builder tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Paris is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, and then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Wallace Collection and Buckingham Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Greenwich and Westminster. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 3 — 8:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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