31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 9 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Rome, Italy — 9 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Via Condotti and Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi. Colosseum and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Fondi (Lido Il Grillo & L’Oasi di Tahiti), Maccarese (Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare & Bau Beach) and Sperlonga (Lido Chimera & Mermaid's Bay). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Rome is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Auckland in August: highs in Rome hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Head to Le Marais and La Cave de la Madeleinefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Cathedrale Saint Louis, L'Orangerie, &more), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Westfield Parly 2 (in Le Chesnay). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online vacation builder.

Fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 7 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Relax by the water at Curracloe Beach and Dollymount Strand. Escape the urban bustle at Hawkeye School of Falconry and Dublin Falconry. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to The Island Golf Club (in Donabate), Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Celtic Rider (in Kill). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Grafton Street, view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and visit Temple Bar.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Dublin at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 8 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Embleton Bay and Gullane Beach. Do your shopping at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and The Red Door Gallery. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Dunbar (Belhaven Beach, John Muir Alpacas, &more), Glasgow (Glasgow Cathedral, Art Village, &more) and Potter Around (in Kirknewton). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, kick back and relax at Bamburgh Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh attractions planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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