31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online route planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in December, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find out how to plan a trip to Florence, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice vacation maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Barcelona using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in December, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our London itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Prague sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Prague reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Breakout Prague - Real Life Escape Games ©
Breakout Prague - Real Life Escape Games
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and pick up some local products at Central Market Hall.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul vacation maker site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in December, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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