30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Thunder Bay, Canada
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Thunder Bay, Canada

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Catedral Primada and Stadio Santiago Bernabeu. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madrid online trip planner .

Thunder Bay, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Thunder Bay to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Thunder Bay in April, expect Madrid to be much warmer, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, and appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online vacation maker .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palatine Hill and Galleria Borghese. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome journey builder app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stuttgart day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Rome to Stuttgart in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in April, things will get slightly colder in Stuttgart: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. You'll set off for Zurich on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Stuttgart

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums
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1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Stuttgart to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vaduz.

Things to do in Zurich

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

1
night
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vaduz tour planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Vaduz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll set off for Munich on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Vaduz

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums
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3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marienplatz and English Garden. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, get curious at Deutsches Museum, admire the masterpieces at New Pinakothek, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche.

Plan a Munich trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Vaduz to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace and then take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip maker site .

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Salzburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vondelpark and Walking tours. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), tour the pleasant surroundings at ARTIS, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luxembourg Gardens and Sainte-Chapelle. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris trip builder website .

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 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Buckingham Palace, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally make a trip to Big Ben. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, then stroll through St. James's Park, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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