31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ankara, Turkey
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
5
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
6
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
8
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
End: Ankara, Turkey

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porto holiday planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Porto is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ankara to Porto, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ankara in August, plan for little chillier nights in Porto, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Cais da Ribeira ©
Cais da Ribeira

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Quinta da Regaleira and Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Alfama, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip planning app .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catedral Primada and Custodia de Arfe. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, and explore the world behind art at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Madrid using our trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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.
Spend the 12th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella ©
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Comapedrosa Valley National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Andorra la Vella trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Barcelona to Andorra la Vella in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Comapedrosa Valley National Park
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Comapedrosa Valley National Park ©
Comapedrosa Valley National Park

4
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vieille Ville and Colline du Chateau overlook. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Cannes--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nice online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Andorra la Vella to Nice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Marineland, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Explore hidden gems such as St Mark's Campanile and Basilica di Sant’Antonio. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Venice, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

4
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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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