31 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

31 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

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.
Bring the kids along to Phoenix Park and Guinness Storehouse. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Merrion Square, take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary site.

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the engaging exhibits at Dynamic Earth, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. On your second day here, make a trip to The Royal Mile, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip planning site.

Getting from Dublin to Edinburgh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
Dynamic Earth ©
Dynamic Earth
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

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.
Family-friendly places like Coca-Cola London Eye and Natural History Museum will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London online route planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
On the 4th (Sat), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Bring the kids along to The Markt and Grand Place. Step out of Brussels to go to Bruges and see Belfry of Bruges, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the galleries of Atomium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
The Markt ©
The Markt

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vienna holiday app.

Fly from Amsterdam to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Vienna at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Vienna to Munich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January in Munich, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Bibliothek Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip app.

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Zurich to Milan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice visit planner.

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and then explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech day trip tool.

You can fly from Rome to Marrakech in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome to Marrakech, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rome in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle

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