31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Madrid travel planner.

Toronto, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Madrid is 6 hours. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit planning site.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lyon in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Lyon reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello) and Casa dei Presepi (in Mezzegra). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Milan sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 3 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Step out of Baden-Baden to go to Rust and see Europa-Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Goenneranlage, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden trip planner.

Drive from Milan to Baden-Baden in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in September: high temperatures in Baden-Baden hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Theme Parks · Spas · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, and examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vienna driving holiday app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Baden-Baden to Vienna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

Zagreb, Croatia

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and make a trip to Tkalciceva.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Split, Croatia

— 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanish Fortress) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). Dedicate the 2nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, walk around Marjan Park, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary app.

Fly from Zagreb to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zagreb in October: high temperatures in Split hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7: