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30 Days in Europe Itinerary: EF Ultimate Break Grand Tour of Europe Review

Last Updated on April 21, 2022

If you’re looking to plan a grand tour to Europe, this sample month-long, 30-day Europe itinerary will give you an idea of how it’s possible!

During the summer of 2017, we traveled with EF Ultimate Break on the Grand Tour of Europe! This extensive Europe trip allowed us to explore 11 countries and 22 cities in 39 days. Whether you want to travel with a group like EF or plan a big trip on our own, no matter what, you’ll be able to see and do SO MUCH. In this post, we talk about our experience traveling with EF Ultimate Break, what you should consider when planning a month-long European trip, and our sample itinerary.

Planning 30 Days in Europe vs Tour Agencies

We loved this trip with EF Ultimate Break so much that we wanted to share with you this month in Europe itinerary so you can use it as inspiration if you’re planning an ultimate 30 day trip to Europe!  When planning a HUGE trip like this, it’s really important to consider your “travel style” and how you want to experience Europe. Are you someone who wants to travel slowly, as in someone who wants to feel like a local by the end or your visit? Or are you someone that’s satisfied by checking cities off your bucket list and doing the top things in each city?

When planning a 30 day Europe trip, you can either plan to spend more time in one location, or plan to see as much as possible in a short amount of time! Since this trip itinerary was already preplanned by EF Ultimate Break, (which is one of the perks of EF), we knew and understood what we were getting into when we picked the trip! EF does offer trips that feature only a few destinations for a longer period of time if you’re interested in slower travel. In this grand tour, 30-days of Europe itinerary, there were lots of stopover destinations and short visits to cities, just so we got a taste of what each city is like!

If you want to learn more about EF Ultimate Break as a company, read our full review here!

30 Days in Europe Itinerary

EF Ultimate Break: Grand Tour of Europe Review

We have been traveling with the EF travel agencies since 2014 and have loved every one of our travel experiences! EF makes taking large trips, like this 30-day trip, easy and seamless! After the trip was booked all we had to do was pay and plan our free time activities!

The formal Grand Tour of Europe with EF Ultimate Break was scheduled for 30 days including air travel days; however, we chose to extend our trip and return to London, UK to visit family. EF Ultimate Break offers this extension feature to all of their trips. You can add on another EF trip or a personal trip to your itinerary as long as you inform them early enough! Only your flights leaving and returning the United States are arranged by EF, so if you want to fly somewhere else you have to handle that on your own.

Please check out our itinerary and associated blog posts about our trip to learn more about how you can see so much of Europe in 30 days!

Read our review of EF Ultimate Break here!

EF Ultimate Break Grand Tour of Europe

We hope you enjoy learning about what we experienced during our month in Europe! We hope this itinerary shows you how much you can see in a month in Europe! Bon voyage!

  • Day 1: June 8, 2017
    • Travel Day
    • Flight-Pittsburgh to Toronto to London
  • Day 2: London June 9, 2017
    • Arrive in London/check-in
    • Introduction to London Walking Tour- Leicester Square and Soho
  • Day 3: London June 10, 2017
    • Sightseeing tour of London (local guide) 9AM
      • included Big Ben, Buckingham Palace
    • Toured the British Museum
    • Walked by Tower Bridge
  • Day 4: London June 11, 2017
  • Day 5: Paris June 12, 2017
    • Eurostar train to Paris
    • Picnic dinner at the Eiffel Tower
    • Evening Seine River Cruise
  • Day 6: Paris June 13, 2017
    • Paris bus tour with a local guide
    • San Chapelle and Notre Dame visit
    • Luxembourg Gardens visit
    • Paris Gourmet Bistro Dinner
  • Day 7: Paris June 14, 2017
    • French Fragrance Experience
    • Louvre Museum
    • Strolled through the Tuileries Garden
    • Musee de Orangerie
    • Cabaret Show
    • Evening Champs Elysees walk
  • Day 8: Travel to Amsterdam via Ghent June 15, 2017
    • Travel by bus and stop in Ghent for lunch
    • Arrive in Amsterdam
    • Sightseeing tour of Amsterdam’s Red Light District (local guide)
  • Day 9: Amsterdam June 16, 2017
    • Bike tour of the countryside
    • Mediterranean Food Experience at Olivity
    • Evening Canal Cruise
  • Day 10: Amsterdam June 17, 2017
  • Day 11: Frankfurt June 18, 2017
    • Travel by bus to Frankfurt
    • Frankfurt Tower
    • Dinner and historic district
  • Day 12: Travel to Engelberg Switzerland via Eguisheim France June 19, 2017
    • Travel to by bus and stop in Eguisheim for lunch
    • Arrive in Engelberg
    • Hiking in Engelberg and dinner
  • Day 13: Lucerne Switzerland June 20, 2017
  • Day 14: Travel to Venice via Verona June 21, 2017
    • Travel by bus and stop in Verona
    • Arrive in Venice region
    • Venice by night walk
  • Day 15: Venice June 22, 2017
  • Day 16: Travel to Rome June 23, 2017
  • Day 17: Rome June 24, 2017
    • Sightseeing tour of Rome (local guide)
      • Roman Forum and Colosseum
    • Baths of Caracalla
  • Day 18: Rome June 25, 2017
  • Day 19: Florence via Orvieto June 26, 2017
    • Travel and stop in Orvieto
    • Arrive in Florence and evening walk in Florence
  • Day 20: Florence June 27, 2017
    • Sightseeing tour of Florence (local guide)
    • Leather shopping experience
    • Academia Gallery
    • Da Vinci Museum
  • Day 21: Florence June 28, 2017
  • Day 22: French Riviera via Pisa June 29, 2017
    • Travel and stop in Pisa
    • Arrive in Antibes
    • Free evening-dinner
  • Day 23: French Riviera June 30, 2017
  • Day 24: French Riviera July 1, 2017
  • Day 25: Travel to Barcelona via Carcassonne July 2, 2017
    • Travel and stop in Carcassonne
    • Arrive in Barcelona and Orientation walk of Barcelona
  • Day 26: Barcelona July 3, 2017
    • Sightseeing tour of Barcelona (local guide)
      • Parque Guell included
    • Maritime Museum
    • Authentic Flamenco Show
  • Day 27: Barcelona July 4, 2017
    • Paella Making Class
    • Picasso Museum
    • Barcelona History Museum
    • Parc de la Ciutadella
  • Day 28: Travel to Madrid July 5, 2017
    • Travel to Madrid via train
    • Arrive in Madrid
    • Sightseeing tour of Madrid (local guide)
      • Including Picasso’s Propaganda Piece at Reina Sofia Museum
  • Day 29: Madrid July 6, 2017
    • National Archeological Museum- Madrid
  • Day 30: Madrid July 7, 2017
    • Fly to London

As you can see, we got to see and do a lot while we were in Europe for only 30 days! If you think you’re ready to tackle planning a month-long excursion to Europe, go for it! We hope this post served as inspiration for your trip and gave you some ideas!


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