30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & La Galerie des Batailles). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris online trip maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in January, with highs in Paris at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Piazza dei Signori, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Verona, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), then contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Verona road trip site.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Verona to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Rome, Italy

— 4 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, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

Salerno, Italy

— 2 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo di Citta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, make a trip to Via dei Mercanti, then see the interesting displays at Pinacoteca Provinciale Salerno, then stroll around Villa Comunale, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva, delve into the distant past at Castello di Arechi, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salerno online travel route planner.

You can drive from Rome to Salerno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salerno when traveling from Rome in January, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Salerno to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Salerno to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Athens sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online journey planner.

Fly from Athens to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. January in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip app.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 2°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.