31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
6
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
13
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  3 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
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: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, have some family-friendly fun at Old & New Photography, and steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary builder website.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, visit Le Marais, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris day trip planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, partake in some friendly competition at Mystery City Games, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam driving holiday website.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 10th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Berlin, then tour or see a game at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin, and then get your game on at Make a Break – Escape Room Berlin.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Berlin road trip planning tool.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Make a Break – Escape Room Berlin ©
Make a Break – Escape Room Berlin
WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin ©
WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 12th (Tue), have some family-friendly fun at Sensperience and then test your team's savvy at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Berlin to Zagreb in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. January in Zagreb sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Zagreb

Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Sensperience ©
Sensperience

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, visit Monastiraki, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Athens itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Zagreb to Athens by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zagreb to Athens. In January, Athens is somewhat warmer than Zagreb - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 16th (Sat), Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pompeii trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Pompeii in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Pompeii is minus 1 hour. January in Pompeii sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Pompeii

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Grotte di Suppraiano
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Grotte di Suppraiano ©
Grotte di Suppraiano

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, have some family-friendly fun at Virtua, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and test your problem-solving skills at The Witching Hour Room Escape.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip app.

Fly from Pompeii to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. January in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Fun & Games Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque del Retiro, test your problem-solving skills at EXIT Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Madrid online trip planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Madrid at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and wander the streets of Alfama.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planning website.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In January, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in January, with highs in Dublin at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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night
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Crawfordsburn Beach, then kick back and relax at Helen's Bay beach, then have some family-friendly fun at Clip 'n Climb Dundonald, and finally get your game on at Altesc VR.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Belfast trip website.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Belfast are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bangor, Clip 'n Climb Dundonald, Altesc VR
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Altesc VR ©
Altesc VR

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night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 31st (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Lawnmarket Old Time Photos, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Lawnmarket Old Time Photos ©
Lawnmarket Old Time Photos

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