31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris sightseeing site.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Christchurch to Paris. When traveling from Christchurch in December, plan for colder days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Bordeaux, France

— 1 night

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, then make a trip to Place du Parlement, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, stroll around Parc Guell, see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bordeaux in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
On the 8th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Rue d'Antibes and then don't miss a visit to Rue Meynadier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Nice day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Nice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

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 10th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then get engrossed in the history at Ca' Rezzonico, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Venice is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence itinerary app.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome driving holiday tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

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 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder tool.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and browse the exhibits of Galata Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 21st (Tue), stroll through Zarkovica Animal Shelter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Blaise.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vienna route planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, Vienna is slightly colder than Dubrovnik - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get curious at Deutsches Museum and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munich attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Munich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen), Old Church (in Delft) and The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, Amsterdam is somewhat warmer than Munich - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30: