30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday builder

Make it your trip
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 12 nights
Drive
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Sintra, Portugal
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Paris Catacombs, Pont Alexandre III, Louvre Museum, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route tool.

Fortaleza, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fortaleza to Paris is 4 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Fortaleza in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome online visit planner.

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Rome reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

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 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence sightseeing planning website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for a bit cooler 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
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice vacation planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Postojna Cave has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Bled Castle & Triglav National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Triple Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Ljubljana in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in May, Ljubljana is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): shop like a local with La Boqueria, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and then make a trip to Placa de Sant Jaume.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona sightseeing website.

Getting from Ljubljana to Barcelona by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Ljubljana in May, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

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

Lisbon, Portugal

— 12 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon travel route planning website.

Fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Sintra on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 30:

Sintra, Portugal

Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sintra route planner.

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. May in Sintra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Sintra

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay May 30 — 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.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.