31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: San Jose, Costa Rica

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid visit planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Madrid is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Madrid is 7 hours. Traveling from San Jose in September, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 18°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

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You can fly from Rome to Zurich in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Zurich is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Interlaken trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Interlaken sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Geneva road trip planning app.

Drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Geneva sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip maker tool.

Getting from Geneva to London by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh visit app.

Getting from London to Edinburgh by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in September, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Photography Tours
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia & Alcazar of Segovia). Explore Madrid further: walk around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Madrid takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in October; daily highs in Madrid reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Segovia
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Food Tours
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Puerta del Sol ©
Puerta del Sol

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