31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
9
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

2
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.
Galata Tower and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and pause for some serene contemplation at The Ecumenical Patriarchate.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Istanbul is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In May, Istanbul is little chillier than Tel Aviv - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Vaci Street or Andrassy Avenue. Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and make a trip to Heroes' Square.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Budapest takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Traveling from Istanbul in May, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Budapest. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then visit The Jordaan.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Budapest in May, plan for slightly colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Let the collections at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris online vacation builder.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Parc Guell and El Barri Gòtic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

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

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In May, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as San Giorgio Maggiore and Scrovegni Chapel. Popular historic sites such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace are in your itinerary. Step out of Venice to go to Verona and see Piazza delle Erbe, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice itinerary website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Piazza delle Erbe, Scrovegni Chapel
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Campanile di Giotto and Piazza del Duomo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Colosseum are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get some fabulous bargains at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, then stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Valle dei Mulini and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ravello vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Ravello. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Amalfi
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Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal ©
Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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