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.
Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online road trip planner .

Thunder Bay, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Thunder Bay to Madrid is 6 hours. Traveling from Thunder Bay in April, expect Madrid to be much warmer, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a 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 ©
Retiro Park

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, stroll around Parc Guell, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip site .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 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
Parc Guell ©
Parc 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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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 do a combination of flight and train; or drive. 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

Nightlife 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

Museums Nature Parks
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake 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.
Munich is known for parks, museums, nightlife, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Schloss Nymphenburg, stroll around English Garden, admire the masterpieces at New Pinakothek, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich driving holiday website .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

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

Museums Historic Sites 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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip site .

You can fly from Salzburg to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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: get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, then walk around 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 drive. 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

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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