31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe trip planner

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the striking features of Hundertwasserhaus, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planning website.

Oslo, Norway to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Oslo in May; daily highs in Vienna reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip maker website.

You can fly from Vienna to Athens in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in May: high temperatures in Athens hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome planner.

Fly from Athens to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in May, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary site.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip builder.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

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: walk around Phoenix Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, Dublin is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, wander the streets of Le Marais, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, walk around Vondelpark, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 31: