31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Budapest journey planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Budapest at 3°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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, explore the world behind art at Albertina, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Vaclavske namEsti, then admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then stop by Lesser Town, and finally get great views at Petřín.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our London driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to London is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brussels online tour planner.

You can take a train from London to Brussels in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels. When traveling from London in January, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally stop by The Old Chocolate House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip website.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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 29th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30: