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4 Week Europe Itineraries

Are you looking to book a 4 week European vacation? We’ve highlighted some of the best 4 week Europe travel itineraries below, covering everything from iconic destinations to off the beaten track experiences. Explore our sample itineraries ranging from train journeys to Eastern Europe trips and city breaks in Paris and London to help you plan your trip.


 

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4 week Europe trip itinerary ideas

Want to spend one month exploring Europe’s most popular destinations? We’ve picked two of the best itineraries below! Perfect for the first-time traveller, they include a diverse range of destinations, from the scenic Swiss countryside to the world-famous Eiffel Tower and Rome’s ancient historical sites.

ITINERARY 1
 

  • Amsterdam (5 days) - Hop on a canal cruise and have those cameras at the ready – this is the best way to get acquainted with Amsterdam, a city brimming with beautiful 17th-century architecture and atmospheric canals.  
  • Nuremberg (4 days) - Nuremberg was an architectural marvel, and famous for its artists too. Heavily bombed during WW2, the city was painstakingly rebuilt, and today has been returned to some of its former glory.
  • Prague (5 days)Head straight for the Charles Bridge, which joins the Old and New Town, and marvel at how Prague’s dramatic history is reflected in the beauty of its churches, opera houses, concert halls and, of course, Prague Castle.
  • Bratislava (4 days)Charming and walkable, Bratislava boasts a medieval castle overlooking its Old Town, along with a variety of gothic, baroque and Socialist-era architecture.
  • Vienna (5 days) - Vienna has been host to some of the world’s leading musical minds at one time or another – including luminaries like Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

Discover the full itinerary here: Eastern Europe Escapade and Splendours of Europe

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4 week itinerary ideas for Eastern Europe

Looking to explore Central and Eastern Europe? Prepare for an amazing adventure using these two sample itineraries to plan your trip.

ITINERARY 2
 

  • Bratislava (4 days)Youthful and dynamic, Slovakia’s capital is a historic town full of rich tradition, nostalgia and music. 
  • Szentendre (3 days)Set along the banks of the Danube Bend, this picturesque riverfront town instantly charms visitors with its winding cobblestone streets and stunning natural setting.
  • Eger (3 days)Eger is famous for Red Bull's Blood (Egri Bikaver) wine, its medieval library, and for having the northernmost minaret in Europe. 
  • Pecs (3 days)Take a walking tour of the Old Town where you can visit the city’s historic cathedral, synagogue and fourth-century Christian necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with burial chambers decorated in murals.
  • Sighisoara (3 days) - Immerse yourself in thousands of years of fascinating history and get lost amongst the colourful Old Town streets of Sighisoara, a fairytale-like town located in the heart of Romania’s Transylvania region.

Discover the full itinerary here: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary & Romania

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Church in Eastern Europe
Church in Eastern Europe

Budget-friendly 4 week Europe itinerary ideas

If you want to travel around Europe on a backpacker's budget, the fantastic sample itineraries listed below will take you through some of the continent’s must-see destinations without breaking the bank!

ITINERARY 3
 

  • Paris (5 days)From the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées, you'll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list in the City of Light. End your day with a Seine River cruise or a throwback bohemian cabaret show.
  • Swiss Alps (5 days) - Hit the trail and set off on a half-day hike, or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway to visit the Jungfrau Mountain summit. 
  • Avignon (4 days) - Visit the magnificent Palais des Papes, which just so happens to be one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe.
  • Berlin (5 days)- Explore the city to see (what's left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building.
  • Amsterdam (5 days) - Visit the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum. Then check out the Heineken Experience and indulge in a spot of beer tasting. 

Discover the full itinerary here: Ultimate Europe - 26 Days

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Backpacking in Norway

Discover Europe by train: 4 week itinerary ideas

Taking you through the UK or around the Alpine region, check out the rail trip itinerary ideas below for a dose of Europe travel inspiration. 

ITINERARY 4
 

  • York (4 days)In York, you can explore an array of museums, historic pubs, and one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world, all set against a network of medieval streets.
  • Edinburgh (5 days) - The heart of the city is World Heritage-listed, with its medieval Old Town, Georgian New Town, and its 12th-century castle situated in between the two. 
  • Inverness (4 days)Inverness has been a focal point for all travel, trade and communication through the Highlands for hundreds of years.
  • Liverpool (5 days)Spend an afternoon in Liverpool visiting the Beatles Story, a permanent exhibition all about 'the lads from Liverpool'.
  • Bath (4 days)Set within the naturally scenic area of the River Avon valley and surrounded by hills, Bath is one of England's most romantic and best-loved spa resorts.

Discover the full itinerary here: Britain & Ireland in Depth

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Railway station in Europe
Railway station in Europe

Discover Europe on a cruise: 4 week itinerary ideas

Whether you’re looking to cruise along Europe’s most iconic rivers or sail through the sun-kissed islands of the Mediterranean, you’ll find a diverse range of cruise itinerary ideas for all types of travellers here.

ITINERARY 5
 

  • Lisbon (5 days)Delve into the warren of winding streets in Alfama — the oldest district in Lisbon — and then make your way to one of the city’s famous food markets to fill up on local delicacies like fresh seafood and egg tarts.
  • Regua (3 days) - Enjoy a full day cruising the Douro Valley’s Vinhateiro wine-growing region. A World Heritage-listed Site, Vinhateiro has a history of wine production that stretches back for 2,000 years. 
  • Salamanca (4 days) - Take your time absorbing the architectural splendour of Salamanca, a city as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. 
  • Pocinho (3 days)Enjoy a leisurely cruise to nearby Pocinho for our Côa Valley discovery.
  • Porto (5 days) - Visit a local corking factory and learn how cork is produced as well as its multitude of uses. Alternatively, you could visit Vila Nova de Gaia, the historic district set on the banks of the Douro River, for a tasting of the region’s famed drop in one of the most famous cellars of Porto.

See more 4 week river cruise itineraries in Europe on TourRadar.

River cruise in Europe
River cruise in Europe

4 week Europe itinerary ideas starting in Paris

Looking to start your European adventure in Paris? Check out the two sample itineraries below; one will take you through a few different destinations, while the other focuses solely on France.

ITINERARY 6
 

  • Paris (5 days) - Visit Paris’ main highlights, such as the Champs-Elysées, and enjoy a relaxing Seine cruise with spectacular views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower.
  • Lugano (4 days) - Admire the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to subtropical Lugano in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland.
  • Florence (5 days)In nearby Florence, you can explore the many gold and leather shops along Piazza Santa Croce, indulge in freshly-made gelato, or head to a world-renowned gallery.
  • Rome (5 days) Visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings in Rome.
  • Ferrara (4 days) - Walk through impressive Este Castle to the marble cathedral and browse through the attractive little shops.

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Enjoying Europe

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