31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
11
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Rome, Italy

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona for their historical value. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip maker site.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) 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
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, thensnap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, shop like a local with M.G. Design, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Madone d'Utelle and Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint-Paul de Vence and La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Coaraze) and Église Saint Veran (in Utelle). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, contemplate the long history of Villa Santo Sospir, and take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nice vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Utelle, Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, Villa Santo Sospir
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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La Madone d'Utelle ©
La Madone d'Utelle
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste
Église Saint Veran ©
Église Saint Veran

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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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris vacation maker tool.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin road trip site.

You can fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Prague Astronomical Clock and The Vrtba Garden. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, browse the exhibits of St. George's Basilica, and stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Prague is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), thenpause for some serene contemplation at University Church, thencontemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest visit site.

Drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Get some cultural insight at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Palace Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sobor Petra I Pavla, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Peterhof Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Budapest to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in October, things will get a bit cooler in St. Petersburg: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami . Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar) will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of KIz Kulesi, delve into the distant past at Valens Aqueduct, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul travel route planning website.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Istanbul by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in October, with highs in Istanbul at 28°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) 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
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lion Gate and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Change things up with a short trip to Moni Osiou Patapiou in Loutraki (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Athens tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Istanbul to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens. Expect little chillier evenings in Athens when traveling from Istanbul in October, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mycenae, Moni Osiou Patapiou
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano and Villa Rufolo. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Annunziata, and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Ravello takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October in Ravello, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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