31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway:  15​min
10
Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
11
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
13
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): have fun at Museumphoto and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum and then stroll through ARTIS.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Halve Maan Brewery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, and finally look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

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

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
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 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then don't miss a visit to Bois de la Cambre, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and then examine the collection at Atomium.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brussels day trip app .

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich holiday maker website .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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 museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Berlin online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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 museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), make a trip to Rathaus, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vienna trip planning website .

Fly from Berlin to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 18th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens route planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Athens in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Athens is a bit warmer than Vienna - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in January, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatican City travel route planner .

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. In January in Vatican City, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
La Pieta ©
La Pieta
Sistine Chapel ©
Sistine Chapel

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 24th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

To plan Florence vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Vatican City to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and don't miss a visit to La Boqueria.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online vacation planner .

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Florence in January, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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