31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip builder website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Rome. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in December, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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, shopping, nightlife, and classes. 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, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Venice is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip maker website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris holiday planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in December, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the London road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off 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
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then make a trip to Anne Frank House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough 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
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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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, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get slightly colder in Prague: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

Make your Istanbul itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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