31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe vacation maker

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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, wander the streets of Barri de Gracia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Born.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona journey planner.

Mendoza, Argentina to Barcelona is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Barcelona is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mendoza in May; daily highs in Barcelona reach 25°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colle Aventino, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campidoglio, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome journey planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Brancacci.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the next day, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip builder tool.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Potsdam's Gardens. Get some historical perspective at East Side Gallery and Sanssouci Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Potsdam (Sanssouci Park & Neues Palais). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Berlin vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Our Saviour's Church and Zenzes Wellness. Rosenborg Castle and Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke) will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: stop by Nyhavn, don't miss a visit to Stroeget, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, and stroll through Amager Strandpark.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen route planner.

Fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and Herengracht. Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Rotterdam Centraal Station (in Rotterdam), World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and Utrecht (Canals area & Dom Tower). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip app.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Place des Vosges. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Palace of Versailles, stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Westminster and Greenwich. Get outdoors at BrakeAway Bike Tours and Hampstead Heath. Explore London's surroundings by going to Chartwell (in Westerham) and Ightham Mote (in Ightham). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, and get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get in touch with nature at Vagabond Tours and Dublin Mountains. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Howth Hills (in Howth), Bray (Cliff Walk Car Park Bray & Bray Head) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, steep yourself in history at Glendalough Cathedral, explore the galleries of 14 Henrietta Street, and walk around St Stephens Green.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip app.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Miradouro de Santa Luzia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, steep yourself in history at National Palace of Queluz, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Monserrate, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tamariz.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip maker app.

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in May, with highs in Lisbon at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 31: