32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect Rome to be colder, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Budapest vacation tool.

You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in December; daily highs in Budapest reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 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: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

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.
On the 6th (Thu), wander the streets of Hradcany, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Lesser Town, admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

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

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 8th (Sat), appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): browse the exhibits of National Museum of Denmark, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, then explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at Nyhavn.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Phoenix Park, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Copenhagen to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, you will find days in Dublin are a bit warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read 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. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Groeningemuseum, The Markt, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Atomium, and explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, stroll through Île de la Cité, and don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris online trip maker.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then stop by El Barri Gòtic, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then stroll around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27: