31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Nicosia, Cyprus
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
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Helsinki, Finland
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Berlin, Germany
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Brussels, Belgium
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In December, Madrid is colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

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 5th (Sun): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona tour builder.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in December since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands and then look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then make a trip to Place Massena, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and finally steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Nice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sofia.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 1 night
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Sofia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Sofia hover around 7°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nicosia.

Things to do in Sofia

Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

Nicosia, Cyprus

— 2 nights

the last divided capital

Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the activities along Larnaka Salt Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, then get in on the family fun at Camel Park, and finally delve into the distant past at Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Finikoudes Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus, then do some two-wheel cruising with The Juices Cycles, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stavrovouni Monastery.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nicosia journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Nicosia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sofia in December; daily highs in Nicosia reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.

Things to do in Nicosia

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Fira, Greece

— 1 night
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then take in the local highlights with Sand Lily Boutique, and finally hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Nicosia to Fira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nicosia in December since evenings lows in Fira dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then make a trip to Matoyianni Street, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally look for gifts at Mytho.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town day trip planning tool.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In December, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Spas · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

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 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then wander the streets of Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens holiday builder website.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Zagreb.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, walk around Zrinjevac, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Zagreb takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Zagreb is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at University Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Budapest holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

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

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, stop by Caramel Manufactory, steep yourself in history at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and finally see Mystery Dinner.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bratislava road trip website.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Haus der Musik Wien, explore the world behind art at Silberkammer, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vienna day trip site.

Drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Helsinki, Finland

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Helsinki by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Potsdamer Platz, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally examine the collection at Topography of Terror. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Brussels.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Bruges Beer Experience (Bruges Beer Museum), The Markt, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and explore the galleries of Atomium.

Find out how to plan Brussels trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Berlin to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, then make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.