30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Bilbao, Spain
— 6 nights
Bus to Biarritz, Fly to Nice
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Bilbao, Spain — 6 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Explore Bilbao's surroundings by going to San Sebastian - Donostia (Monte Urgull, Castillo de la Mota, &more), Peninsula of Magdalena (in Santander) and Baluarte de la Reina (in Hondarribia). Dedicate the 6th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Plan my Bilbao trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Manchester, UK to Bilbao is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Bilbao is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Bilbao to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.
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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.
On the 11th (Mon), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nice online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bilbao to Nice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Bilbao in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Duomo di Siena, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Florence dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.
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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 16th (Sat), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. On the next day, make a trip to Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then make a trip to Spanish Steps, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, then examine the collection at Museo della Carta, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then make a trip to Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chiesa Dell'Annunziata.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amalfi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, Amalfi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Step out of Dubrovnik to go to Cavtat and see Cavtat Old Town, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, make a trip to Pile Gate, and stop by Dubrovnik Heritage - Handmade Croatian Products.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik journey maker site.

You can fly from Amalfi to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Amalfi in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dubrovnik, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Athens trip simple and quick.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in September; daily highs in Athens reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern. On the next day, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.
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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 28th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Széchenyi Thermal Bath, and finally make a trip to Corvin Mozi.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest tour planning website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Expect colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in September, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): visit Lesser Town, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and finally take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin online itinerary planner.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Croatia travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Greece travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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