31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Go for a jaunt from Bruges to Kortrijk to see Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Bruges is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Brussels tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Florence.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence journey tool.

Fly from Brussels to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then kick back and relax at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and finally view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
On the 16th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip website.

Getting from Positano to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Venice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, get in on the family fun at Prater, and admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in August, expect Vienna to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along English Garden, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Munich journey planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Berlin attractions planner.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.