31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then make a trip to Puerta del Sol. On your second day here, walk around Parque del Retiro, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Madrid is 6 hours. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to S'Agaro (San Pol Beach & Camino de Ronda) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Platja d'Aro). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, visit El Barri Gòtic, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit cooler (84°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), Arena di Verona, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Venice itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Bern, Switzerland

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald) and Grindelwald (Bachalpsee Lake & Grindelwald-First). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Egelsee, admire the local landmark of Vennerbrunnen, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bern road trip planning website.

Fly from Venice to Bern in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in July, with highs in Bern at 78°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and shop like a local with Leidseplein.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bern to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bern in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Antwerp, Belgium

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Design Museum Gent, then take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and finally take in the views from St Michael's Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Antwerp online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Antwerp takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Antwerp sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Antwerp to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and walk around Hyde Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our London day trip planning site.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31: