31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Tram + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
8
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Wallace Collection and Westminster Abbey are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial (in Cambridge), Duxford (IWM Duxford & American Air Museum) and Oxford (Oxford University Museum of Natural History & Oxford Castle & Prison). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden, get advice or help at British Library, and learn about all things military at HMS Belfast.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planning site.

Manchester to London is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. April in London sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oxford, Duxford, Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arc de Triomphe and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Reims (Basilique Saint-Remi & Champagne Taittinger). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Reims
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieux Lyon and Cite medievale de Perouges. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Théâtre gallo-romain and Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, make a trip to Fresque des Lyonnais, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo del Violino and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamo (Piazza Vecchia, La Citta Alta, &more), Cathedral of Cremona (in Cremona) and Church of San Bernardino (in Lallio). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and admire the striking features of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip tool.

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Milan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bergamo, Cremona, Church of San Bernardino, Duomo Vecchio di Brescia
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica di Santa Anastasia. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Ragione Palace), La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella) and Villa Contarini (in Piazzola sul Brenta). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, stop by Cannaregio, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice travel route planning website.

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, Villa Contarini
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda ©
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and then stop by Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Croatian State Archives, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally make a trip to Tkalciceva.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Zagreb in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zagreb, with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Skopje.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery

1
night
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the views from The Stone Bridge, take in the views from Skopje Eye Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Savior Church.

Plan trip to Skopje with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Zagreb to Skopje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
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Lake Matka ©
Lake Matka
Holy Savior Church ©
Holy Savior Church
The Stone Bridge ©
The Stone Bridge

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Hephaestus and Erechtheion. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Thoricus to see Archaeological Site of Thorikos about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online journey builder.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Skopje to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Skopje to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Skopje in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Thorikos, Temple of Poseidon
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rahmi M. Koc Museum and Food Tours. Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami . There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Yeni Camii, steep yourself in history at Eyüp Sultan Mosque, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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