31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
3
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
4
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
6
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
7
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
8
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

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 IWM Duxford. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial (in Cambridge), American Air Museum (in Duxford) and Oxford (Oxford University Museum of Natural History & Oxford Castle & Prison). There's much more to do: catch a live event at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden, and learn about all things military at HMS Belfast.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Manchester to London is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in London are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oxford, Duxford, Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

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 Musee d'Orsay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Reims (Basilique Saint-Remi, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to 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 Théâtre gallo-romain. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee Miniature et Cinema and Fresque des Lyonnais. Go for a jaunt from Lyon to Perouges to see Cite medievale de Perouges about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car 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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Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges

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 Villa Necchi Campiglio. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamo (Piazza Vecchia, La Citta Alta, &more), Church of San Bernardino (in Lallio) and Cathedral of Cremona (in Cremona). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo Vecchio di Brescia, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Milan day trip planning site.

Drive from Lyon to Milan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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 Basilica di San Marco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of St. Anthony and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Venture out of the city with trips to Ragione Palace (in Padua), Villa Contarini (in Piazzola sul Brenta) and La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, stop by Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Venice travel route planning website.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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, Villa Contarini, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda ©
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally make a trip to Tkalciceva.

To see reviews, ratings, 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 °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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Mirogoj Cemetery ©
Mirogoj Cemetery
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)

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, thencontemplate 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 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Skopje can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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
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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 Plaka. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Archaeological Site of Thorikos (in Thoricus). 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 see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online journey builder.

You can fly from Skopje to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 °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

Temple of Poseidon, Archaeological Site of Thorikos
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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 Suleymaniye Cami and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Boybeyi Chukur Tower, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in April, with highs in Istanbul at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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