31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 6 nights
train:  4​h
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  2​h
5
Lyon, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Avignon, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Paris, France

6
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg), Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, Alte Mainbruecke, & more) and Cologne (Chocolate Museum & Cologne Cathedral). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Altstadt, stop by Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, don't miss a visit to Romer, and examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt trip itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport. In July, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Wurzburg, Cologne, Schloss Heidelberg
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam sightseeing planning app .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Frankfurt in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

3
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, & more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis), and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Antwerp tour planning app .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Antwerp to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Rouen, Fondation Claude Monet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu (in Beaune) and Annecy (La Vieille Ville & Lac d'Annecy). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and snap pictures at Passerelle du Palais de Justice.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lyon trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Avignon.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Annecy, Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy

5
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Calanques (in Cassis) and Marseille (Le Vieux Port & Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and don't miss a visit to Place Crillon.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip maker website .

You can take a train from Lyon to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille, Pont du Gard, Distillerie A. Blachere, Carrieres des Lumieres, Calanques
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©

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