30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
day
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt vacation trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Frankfurt is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from San Juan in September, expect Frankfurt to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. You'll set off for St. Petersburg on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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3
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and then examine the collection at Russian Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg holiday planner.

Fly from Frankfurt to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Frankfurt to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, you will find days in St. Petersburg are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore and learn at National Archaeological Museum and Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art. Family-friendly places like Glyfada Beach and Acropolis of Athens will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Plaka District, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Athens in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Athens, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in October, expect Athens to be much warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Callisto, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in October, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Siena Cathedral and Campanile di Giotto. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Sovestro in Poggio vineyard (in San Gimignano). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

5
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.
Champs-Elysees and Dôme Sacre Coeur will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Musée d'Orsay and Musée Rodin. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Writers Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Curracloe Beach and Trinity College Dublin. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Grafton Street, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland, and see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dublin itinerary maker.

You can fly from Paris to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in October, you will find days in Dublin are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Museo Nacional del Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid vacation trip planner.

Fly from Dublin to Madrid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in October; daily highs in Madrid reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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