31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  27 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul planning site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Istanbul is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 26°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Budapest takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect much colder with lows of 13°C in Budapest. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then examine the collection at The Hofburg.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Vaclavske namEsti, let little ones run wild at Kampa Park, take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Lesser Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague online trip maker.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation planner.

Fly from Prague to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in September, with highs in Florence at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planning app.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, then have some family-friendly fun at Enigmik Escape Room, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, and get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Kensington Gardens, make a trip to Tower Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament. On the next day, make a trip to Big Ben, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

Plan my trip to London with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland, and make a trip to Temple Bar.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin travel route planning app.

Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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