31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  5 h
2
Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Nuuk, Greenland
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Ilulissat, Greenland
— 1 night
Fly:  24 h
6
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Kilkenny to see Kilkenny Castle about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online tour itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Dublin is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

1
night
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri route maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Dublin to Akureyri takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dublin in September; daily highs in Akureyri reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Parks Spas
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa ©
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Nuuk.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Food Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

1
night
Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk ©
Home to a quarter of the nation's population, Nuuk represents the nation's cultural and economic center and holds the title as the world's smallest and northernmost capital.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Nuuk Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Qornok, thenexamine the collection at Greenland National Museum and Archives, and finally explore the world behind art at Nuuk Art Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuuk trip itinerary site.

Fly from Reykjavik to Nuuk in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to West Greenland Standard Time (WGT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in September; daily highs in Nuuk reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Ilulissat.

Things to do in Nuuk

Museums
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Greenland National Museum and Archives ©
Greenland National Museum and Archives
Nuuk Art Museum ©
Nuuk Art Museum
Nuuk Cathedral ©
Nuuk Cathedral

1
night
Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat ©
Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350km north of the Arctic Circle. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Jakobshavn Glacier, go for a walk through Sermermiut, and then explore the striking landscape at Ilulissat Icefjord.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ilulissat trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Nuuk to Ilulissat takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Ilulissat

Nature Parks
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Ilulissat Icefjord ©
Ilulissat Icefjord
Jakobshavn Glacier ©
Jakobshavn Glacier
Sermermiut ©
Sermermiut

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 29th (Tue), get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain, admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sofia trip planning site.

Getting from Ilulissat to Sofia by flight takes about 25 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ilulissat to Sofia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ilulissat in September, expect Sofia to be much hotter, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Tours Historic Sites Nature
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Walking tours
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Room Escape Games

1
night
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
On the 1st (Thu), get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours and then contemplate the long history of Plovdiv Roman Theatre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Plovdiv trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
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Food Tours
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 2nd (Fri), make a trip to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, thentake in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, thenpause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Plovdiv in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Arch of Galerius ©
Arch of Galerius

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
When in Athens, make a side trip to see Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae, approximately Mycenae away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Athens road trip planner.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

5
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in October, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (San Francesco, Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, &more) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip maker.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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