31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
6
Chamonix, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  14 h 30 min
End: Ottawa, Canada

2
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.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning website.

Ottawa, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Ottawa to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do some cultural sightseeing at IWM Duxford and Natural History Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wallace Collection and Museum of London. Step out of London to go to Wilstead and see Birds of Prey Centre, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the London tour app.

You can fly from Rome to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to London. Traveling from Rome in May, things will get little chillier in London: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Birds of Prey Centre, IWM Duxford
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ile Saint-Louis and The Army Museum. Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and stop by Le Marais.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Paris trip planning app.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Graslei and Korenlei and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Discover out-of-the-way places like Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' and Eglise Saint Jacques Sur Coudenberg. Take a break from Brussels with a short trip to Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, don't miss a visit to Atomium, and steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Graslei and Korenlei, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stadel Museum and Dreikonigskirche. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Romer, take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauen, Frankfurt, get great views at Main Tower, and examine the collection at Museum Embankment.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt road trip website.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Frankfurt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Museum Embankment ©
Museum Embankment
Dialogmuseum Frankfurt ©
Dialogmuseum Frankfurt

3
nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Crystal Museum and Eglise Saint Michel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aiguille du Midi and Grotte de Glace. There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, identify plant and animal life at Aiguilles Rouges, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chamonix trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Frankfurt to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Parasailing & Paragliding
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fraumünster Church and Bahnhofstrasse. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Pilatus Luzern (in Kriens), Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Village & Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Zoological Museum, take a stroll through Niederdorf, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Lauterbrunnen, Aare Gorge
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, kick back and relax at Srebreno Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sveti Jakov Beach, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik travel website.

You can fly from Zurich to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Srebreno Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Kayaking & Canoeing
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach

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