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
Drive:  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, thencontemplate 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.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning website.

Ottawa, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. 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 National Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. 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: admire the masterpieces at Wallace Collection, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast, and examine the collection at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden.

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

You can fly from Rome to London in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car 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
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

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 Montmartre. Eiffel Tower and The Army Museum 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, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Paris trip planning app.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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 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 St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Discover out-of-the-way places like Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Atomium, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de la Sainte Croix.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brussels online tour planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Graslei and Korenlei, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
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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 Main Tower. Do some cultural sightseeing at Liebfrauen, Frankfurt and Dreikonigskirche. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Romer, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), stroll the grounds of Old Jewish Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt road trip website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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, take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

Plan a Chamonix trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Frankfurt to Chamonix by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguilles Rouges ©
Aiguilles Rouges

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 Lake Zurich. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fraumünster Church and Bahnhofstrasse. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Village & Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls) and Pilatus Luzern (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Zoological Museum, take a stroll through Niederdorf, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, 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

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Lucerne, 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

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 Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Srebreno Beach, stroll through Sveti Jakov Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Zarkovica Animal Shelter.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Dubrovnik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Zurich in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 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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Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Town ©
Old Town
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach

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