30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
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Olympia, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Gallery and Wallace Collection. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our London itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, and then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and then stroll through Quinta da Regaleira.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon vacation planner.

Getting from London to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, Lisbon is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Granada sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Valencia, Spain

— 1 night

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 9th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market of Valencia, then steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, and finally kick back and relax at Platja La Malvarrosa.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Valencia trip website.

You can fly from Granada to Valencia in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Valencia, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

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 10th (Sat): get curious at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip maker site.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Marseille, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mama Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marseille when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 1 night
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): browse the exhibits of The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Monte-Carlo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Monte-Carlo in September since evenings lows in Milan dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Siena. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza della Signoria and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Centro Storico di Siena & Piazza del Campo). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Roman Forum. Get some cultural insight at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and don't miss a visit to Villa Borghese.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Syracuse.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Syracuse, Italy

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Centro Storico and then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Syracuse day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Olympia, Greece

— 2 nights
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Kakovatos Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Archaeological Site of Olympia, and then examine the collection at Archimedes Museum. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kourouta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palouki beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Olympia online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Syracuse to Olympia in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Syracuse to Olympia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Olympia are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Olympia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Athens, Greece

— 1 night

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 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Olympia to Athens by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Olympia in September since evenings lows in Athens dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 2 nights

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.
On the 28th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli) and then visit Little Venice.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town online attractions planner.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in September, you will find days in Mykonos Town are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.