31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Tram + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
8
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Wallace Collection and Oxford Castle & Prison are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and British Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Duxford (IWM Duxford & American Air Museum), Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial (in Cambridge) and Oxford University Museum of Natural History (in Oxford). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, step aboard HMS Belfast, and take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Manchester to London is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in London are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oxford, Duxford, Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Basilique Saint-Remi. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Reims (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims & Champagne Taittinger). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Reims
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieux Lyon and Musee Miniature et Cinema. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Théâtre gallo-romain and Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste. Go for a jaunt from Lyon to Perouges to see Cite medievale de Perouges about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, admire the masterpieces at Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lyon online road trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In April in Lyon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
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Walking tours
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Appreciate the collections at Villa Necchi Campiglio and Museo del Violino. Get some cultural insight at Il Cenacolo and Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of San Bernardino (in Lallio), Cathedral of Cremona (in Cremona) and Bergamo (Piazza Vecchia, La Citta Alta, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip tool.

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Milan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bergamo, Cremona, Duomo Vecchio di Brescia, Church of San Bernardino
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Contarini (in Piazzola sul Brenta), La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Ragione Palace). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, Villa Contarini, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda ©
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then stop by Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Croatian State Archives, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally make a trip to Tkalciceva.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Zagreb in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zagreb, with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Skopje.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

1
night
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the views from The Stone Bridge, take in the views from Skopje Eye Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Savior Church.

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

Fly from Zagreb to Skopje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Holy Savior Church ©
Holy Savior Church
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Hill. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of Poseidon and Acropolis of Athens. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Thoricus to see Archaeological Site of Thorikos about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Athens itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Skopje to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Skopje to Athens is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Skopje in April since evenings lows in Athens dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Thorikos, Temple of Poseidon
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Get some historical perspective at Little Hagia Sophia and Eyüp Sultan Mosque. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, get engrossed in the history at Boybeyi Chukur Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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