32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Portland, United States
Bus + Fly:  16 h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
12
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
13
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
14
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Portland, United States

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dresden (The Dresden Zwinger & Bruehlsche Terrasse). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip maker app.

Portland, USA to Berlin is an approximately 16- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Portland to Berlin, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Dresden
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. On your second day here, get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 8th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally appreciate the history behind Caldera Sculpture.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner.

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Salzburg are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hungarian National Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest journey maker app.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites
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House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Heroes' Square ©
Heroes' Square

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Hippodrome, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in July since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in July; daily highs in Athens reach 91°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome travel route planner.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, expect little chillier with lows of 65°F in Florence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Florence in July, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the next day, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In July, Paris is little chillier than Madrid - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 28th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Norsk Folkemuseum, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, then walk around Vigeland Park, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oslo day trip app.

Getting from Paris to Oslo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Oslo reach 73°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Vigeland Park ©
Vigeland Park

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, then explore the engaging exhibits at Junibacken, and finally examine the collection at Skansen. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli, then get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stockholm online road trip planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Nightlife
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Stockholm City Hall ©
Stockholm City Hall

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