30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Alghero, Italy
— 16 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Trieste, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Montaione, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bologna, Italy
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Limoges, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 1 day

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 23rd (Sat), make a trip to Big Ben, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then make a trip to Tower of London, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

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

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Alghero.
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Alghero, Italy — 16 nights

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alghero: Stintino (Stabilimento Balneare I Fenicotteri, Spiaggia Le Saline, &more), Castelsardo (spiaggia di Lu Bagnu, Roccia dell'Elefante, &more) and Spiaggia La Marinedda (in Isola Rossa). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the fascinating history of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare, ride a horse along Asd Centro Ippico New Farm, and let little ones run wild at Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alghero journey planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Alghero takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Alghero: highs are around 36°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 1 night

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally examine the collection at La Macchina del Tempo.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip builder tool.

You can fly from Alghero to Bologna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trieste.
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Trieste, Italy — 1 night

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at San Sabba Rice Mill - National Monument, explore the historical opulence of Miramare Castle-Historical Museum, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Giusto Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Trieste trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bologna to Trieste in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Trieste are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online attractions planner.

Drive from Trieste to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 1 night

On the 12th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and then steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bologna travel route planning site.

Drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to Montaione.
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Montaione, Italy — 4 nights

Montaione is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 35km southwest of Florence.GeographyThe frazione of Filicaja that is famous as the starting point of Antonio da Filicaja for the invasion of Pisa by the Florentine army in 1509.Main sightsThe church of San Regolo houses the Madonna del Buonconsiglio by Guido da Graziano Church and convent of San Vivaldo. Venture out of the city with trips to San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard & Church of Sant'Agostino), Cala Violina (in Scarlino) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacro Monte San Vivaldo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Montaione online holiday maker.

Getting from Bologna to Montaione by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. August in Montaione sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bologna.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

Bologna, Italy

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You can drive from Montaione to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 1 night

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 18th (Thu): admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and then don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror.

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

Fly from Bologna to Bordeaux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bologna in August, expect Bordeaux to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Limoges.
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Limoges, France — 3 nights

Known for its medieval enamels on copper (Limoges enamels), its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain), and for its oak barrels used for Cognac production, Limoges has a creative flair with historic significance.
On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Centre de la Memoire, take an in-depth tour of Oradour-sur-Glane, and then steep yourself in history at Quartier de la Boucherie.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Limoges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Limoges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bordeaux in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Limoges: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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