30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get some cultural insight at Matthias Church and Andrassy Avenue. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Budapest. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Budapest at 14°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Albertina, admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vienna road trip planning website.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels vacation tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Brussels in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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 inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder.

Take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Barri Gòtic and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, and get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in March: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Stanze di Raffaello. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to Roman Forum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Florence to go to Santa Brigida and see Castello del Trebbio, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence route planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:

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 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Istanbul is 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7: