Spending 3 months in Europe is an amazing experience you'll never forget. This 3 month itinerary for Europe shows you exactly where to go!
Europe is a continent with many gorgeous destinations. You can find so many different places there! In Europe, you find history, beaches, cities, little towns, museums, islands, and so much more!
I live in Europe and I visited so many places on the continent! I saw large cities with impressive skyscrapers and Italian and Greek traditional villages. Furthermore, I saw beautiful lakes, gorgeous islands, beaches, and more!
No matter how much time you have in Europe, there's always something new to discover! The continent keeps surprising me, even though I'm living here.
As there's so much to see and to do, spending 3 months in Europe is great! This allows you to see many of the wonderful destinations the continent has to offer.
This 3 months itinerary for Europe is perfect if you're planning on spending 90 days there. You're definitely going to have 3 wonderful months in which you will see so many amazing places!
Things to Know Before Spending 3 Months in Europe
When you are spending 3 months in Europe, there are some useful things to know! Below, you can find some important information.
1. Bring an Adapter/Converter With You When You're Going to Spend 3 Months in Europe
There are other electrical sockets in Europe than in some other countries in the world, such as the US. Keep this in mind when you are in Europe for 3 months.
You need an adapter that allows you to plug your existing devices into European sockets.
There are two types you need. One for the UK and one for the rest of Europe.
Furthermore, the voltage in Europe can be different from your country. Most devices work for both, but if not you need a converter. As you're going to visit many places when you're 3 months in Europe, it's convenient to have the correct one.
You can buy an adapter/converter at many stores!
2. Schengen Visa
With a Schengen visa, you can travel within the Schengen Area. This includes the countries of the European Union and some other countries.
With this visa, you can stay up to 90 days in Europe within a period of 180 days. Make sure you don't stay longer than that!
When you are traveling from some countries you don't need a visa, but the same rules apply! For example, you don't need to apply for a visa when you are traveling from the United States to the Schengen Area!
3. Pay in The Local Currency
When you are paying with your credit or debit card you often have the option to pay in your own or the local currency.
You should choose the local currency, as this is often cheaper! This can save you lots of money during your 3 months in Europe.
4. Know the Limits of Hand Luggage
The limits of hand luggage in Europe are often much stricter than in the United States. So keep that in mind when you travel by airplane!
3 Months in Europe Itinerary
The destinations in this 3 months in Europe itinerary are:
Iceland (1 week)
London (1 week)
Amsterdam (3 days)
Paris (1 week)
French Riviera (1.5 weeks)
Monaco (3 days)
Zurich, Lucerne, and Lakes in Switzerland (1 week)
Milan (3 days)
Venice (1 week)
Florence, Pisa and Cinque Terre (1 week)
Rome (1 week)
Naples and Positano (1 week)
Athens (1 week)
Santorini (1 week)
Let's start with the itinerary! If you follow this itinerary, you're going to have the most wonderful 90 days in Europe. You'll see beautiful cities, villages, islands and more!
Iceland (1 week): The First Destination of Your 3 Months in Europe
The first place for your 3 month trip to Europe starts in the country of Iceland.
Flying here from the United States can be very affordable. There are low-cost carriers that offer many flights to the country.
Furthermore, there are very cheap flights to the rest of Europe from here. That makes this a great place to fly through when going to Europe. But you should definitely stop here for a week to experience all the country has to offer!
Iceland is a wonderful place to visit. It is a country with a small population that is smaller than that of many cities. There are only about 400,000 people who live in Iceland. But there is a lot to do in Iceland, so it's definitely worth going to!
What makes Iceland great is the nature you find there. There are lots of beautiful places and the country's landscape is very diverse.
For example, there are a lot of places with ice. One of the best examples of this is Diamond Beach. This is a beautiful beach with small blocks of ice that look like diamonds.
Besides that, there are many volcanos in Iceland. These are very impressive to see. There are many places where you can see lava, which is very unique! When you're 3 months in Europe, you should definitely see this!
Also, there are beaches with black sand as a result of all the volcanic activity in the country.
Another great thing about nature in Iceland is the waterfalls.
Furthermore, there are lots of places where you can find Geysers in Iceland. This is yet another thing that is very impressive to see!
Also, there are thermal baths in the country. One of the best of these is Blue Lagoon.
In short, Iceland is wonderful to visit!
London (1 week): One of the Largest Cities of Your 3 Months in Europe
After seeing Iceland, it's time to go to London! You'll spend one week in London if you follow this 3 month itinerary for Europe.
London is the capital of the United Kingdom. Besides that, it's also the largest city in the United Kingdom.
Exploring such a large city in England is so much fun. There are many incredible things to see in London.
When you're in the city, you should see Tower Bridge and London Tower for sure. Besides that, seeing Big Ben, the Thames and London Eye is amazing as well!
Besides that, you should see the colorful houses and streets in London too. Especially in Notting Hill, you will find some of the most beautiful streets in the world.
Moreover, there are many incredible museums in London. One of the best museums in London is the British Museum. If you want to see great museums during your 3 months in Europe, this one is perfect!
You can see many objects here from all around the world and from all periods of time. For example, there are lots of objects from Ancient Greece.
Furthermore, those who love shopping will love London too! There are many amazing places for shopping, such as Oxford Street.
Also, London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! It's very photogenic.
For example, there are many pretty cafes in London. It's incredible to go there as they look very beautiful with lots of flowers and pink.
Amsterdam (3 days)
From London, it is easy to get to the next destination in Europe: Amsterdam. There is a direct train connection between the two cities that is very fast.
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and it is a lovely place to visit. There is a lot to do in the city, but you can visit the highlights in 3 days, so I recommend spending that amount of time here.
The city of Amsterdam has a lot of canals and bridges. Along these canals, you can see very picturesque canal houses. Each house is unique and wonderful to see!
A great activity in the city is doing a canal cruise. During this, you'll learn about the city's history and you'll see some amazing places.
Also, you can rent a boat and sail through the canals of Amsterdam yourself, which is great too!
Besides that, there are a lot of museums in the city of Amsterdam. These are interesting and great to visit when you're 3 months in Europe.
For example, when you love the art of Van Gogh, then you are at the right place at the Van Gogh Museum. Here you find the largest collection of his artworks.
Another great museum is Rijksmuseum. Here you can find a large collection of paintings and other objects.
Besides that, the Anne Frank House is another sight you have to see when you are in the city of Amsterdam. This is the house where Anne Frank lived during the second world war and where she wrote her diary.
Furthermore, the city has a great nightlife scene. There are lots of clubs and bars in the city center.
Also, Amsterdam Dance Event is a great event with lots of dance music events!
Paris (1 week)
The next place on this itinerary for 3 months in Europe is Paris. If you're in Europe, you should definitely visit the capital of France.
Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. That's why people call it the City of Love.
There are so many reasons to visit Paris!
One of the reasons is that there are many incredible sights. For example, the Eiffel Tower is a must-see when you're in the city.
Besides that, you can also visit one of the most amazing museums in the world. The Louvre is a large museum that's definitely worth visiting.
And there's so much more, such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Sacré-Cœur.
So the sights in Paris are amazing, but there's another important reason to spend a week in Paris. That's the feeling and atmosphere in the city.
Going to Paris for a week is such an incredible thing to do as you can experience the city a bit like a local.
For example, going to some Parisian cafes is amazing. Or start your day at a lovely Parisian bakery with a baguette and croissant.
Wander through Montmartre and enjoy the beautiful Parisian Streets!
Also, you can shop at the Champs-Élysées or at one of the many lovely boutiques in Paris.
French Riviera (1.5 weeks)
After visiting the City of Love, it's time to go to the French Riviera. The French Riviera is also in France, but it's very different from Paris.
You can find many beaches and pretty villages in the French Riviera.
For example, Menton and Villefranche-sur-Mer are incredible.
Menton is a small town with some great things to do. One of the places you should see in Menton is Plage des Sablettes.
Plage des Sablettes is a very beautiful beach that's close to the train station of the town. If you want to visit pretty beaches when you're 3 months in Europe, you'll love this one!
The beach is very unique as you have a beautiful view of the colorful houses of the old town. Swimming in the water at this beach is very pleasant when it's summer.
Furthermore, there are lovely rocks where you can sit down and relax.
Villefranche-sur-Mer is also a gorgeous little town you should see!
Other places in the French Riviera are Nice and Cannes. These cities are larger than Menton and Villefranche-sur-Mer.
If you like shopping, going to Nice and Cannes is incredible!
At the French Riviera, you can find many great places to stay. You can choose between one of the small villages or one of the cities. Especially staying in one of the hotels with a view of the sea is very relaxing.
Monaco (3 days)
Another one of the best destinations in Europe when you are doing a 3-month trip is Monaco.
Monaco is actually part of the French Riviera, but it is a separate country. It a very small place. In fact, it is one of the smallest countries in the world!
Getting to Monaco is as easy as getting to other places in French Riviera. There is a great train connection from places in the French Riviera!
What makes Monaco great is how beautiful it looks. Everywhere in the city, there are pretty spots. For that reason, it's an amazing place to see when you're 3 months in Europe.
One of the best events in Monaco is the Monaco Grand Prix. During this event, the whole country turns into a racing track, which is incredible!
One of the best places you can go to in Monaco is the Monte-Carlo Casino. The casino appeared in many movies and it is a very fun place to go to! Fun fact, people who live in Monaco may not enter the casino to ensure the citizen don't lose their wealth here.
Another great place to visit in Monaco is the Rock of Monaco. This is the highest point in the city with many sights.
You can find here the St Martin Gardens. These gardens are beautiful and are especially pretty because of the view!
Another interesting sight at the Rock of Monaco is the Prince's Palace. This is the official palace of the Prince of Monaco, which is very interesting. Also, you can see the ritual of the changing of the guards here, during which the guards change shifts.
In Monaco, there are amazing beaches. One of the best of these is Larvotto Beach.
Zurich, Lucerne, and the Lakes in Switzerland (1 week): The Most Beautiful Nature of Your 3 Months in Europe
Now it is time to visit some places in Switzerland. Switzerland is famous for its beautiful nature and wonderful cities.
From France, it is easy to get here by train!
When you are going to Switzerland, you should definitely go to Zürich. This is the capital of the country, with lots of things to do and see.
Wandering through the city and seeing the typical Swiss architecture is amazing. It is a great addition to your 3 month trip to Europe that you should not miss out on!
Another great city in Switzerland that I definitely recommend visiting is Lucerne. You can go here by train from Zürich.
The old part of the city of Lucerne is great! The houses here are very picturesque. Furthermore, the Kapellbrücke is lovely to see. This is a very old wooden bridge that crosses the river.
You can also visit the mountains near the city. From there you have a wonderful view of the city. Furthermore, it is great to see nature here!
Next to Lucerne, you can find Lake Lucerne. This is one of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland. The water is very blue and the views of the mountains are lovely! Furthermore, you can swim in the lake!
Besides this lake, there are a lot of other great lakes that are worth visiting in Switzerland. Each lake is unique, but all are stunning!
You can visit these lakes when you are 3 months in Europe. There are great train connections or you can go there by car!
Milan (3 days)
From Switzerland, you should travel to Italy. There are good connections by train between the two countries.
One of the best Italian cities close to the border with Switzerland is Milan.
Milan is one of the largest cities in Italy with lots of great sights.
The most famous sight in the city is definitely Milan Cathedral. This is a beautiful cathedral in the center of the city.
Also, next to it you can find the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This is a great covered passage that looks beautiful. You can find here lots of luxury fashion stores.
Milan is one of the fashion capitals of Europe and it is a great place for shopping! There are lots of other shopping streets in the city.
There are also a lot of places of high cultural significance. For example, you can find here The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, which is a very famous mural painting.
Also, there are lots of great parks in the city and there are good restaurants.
Because you can see the highlights of the city in a very easy way, spending 3 days in Milan is enough to cover it!
There are many other great places in Italy left to explore!
Venice (1 week)
After you went to Milan you should definitely go to another great place in Italy: Venice.
From Milan, it is easy to get to Venice by train or by bus.
Venice is a very special city and one of my favorite ones that I went to! It is such a gorgeous place!
In the city of Venice, there's water everywhere. The whole city is full of canals and bridges. This is also the only way to move around. There are no cars, so you can only travel on foot or by boat.
The canals look amazing with the blue water and lovely canal houses. Seeing these is a great experience when you are 3 months in Europe.
For example, the view of the Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge will surprise you. It is so gorgeous to be there.
Furthermore, one of the best things you can do in the city is a gondola ride. This is a very famous and romantic activity. On board a gondola, you'll tour the canals of Venice and see the city from the water!
Another great activity in the city is going to St. Mark's Square. You'll find here the Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica. These places have incredible architecture and a very interesting to visit.
Besides seeing the famous things in the city, you should definitely get lost when you are in Venice. The little streets of the city are great to wander through and you'll stumble upon pretty places for sure!
There are also lots of great events in the city of Venice. When you happen to visit the city of Venice during March, you can see the Venice Carnival. This is a great festival with lots of dance, music, and incredible masks.
Florence, Pisa and Cinque Terre (1 week)
Now it is time to visit one of my favorite cities. Florence is another beautiful city in Italy. It is the capital of the region of Tuscany.
The city is all about the Renaissance and you can see that in all the buildings in the city. This makes the city very beautiful and very interesting.
The history of the city is what is very interesting. During the Middle Ages, it was a very wealthy and influential city.
Under the rule of the Medici family, the city flourished. Many people consider the city as the Renaissance's birthplace. Furthermore, many famous people lived here. These include Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Machiavelli, and Leonardo da Vinci.
The historic center of Florence is amazing to wander through. You can see beautiful buildings and monuments everywhere.
For example, the Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence, is amazing. Also, you'll find here the Loggia dei Lanzi, where you can see all kinds of historic statues for free.
Other notable sights in the city are Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, and the Duomo. There is so much to see here!
Also, there are lots of great places for art in the city. The Uffizi Gallery is one of the best museums in Europe. You can find here lots of paintings that are wonderful to see.
Another great place for art is the Galleria dell'Accademia. You can find here lots of sculptures. The most famous object here is David by Michelangelo.
Furthermore, when you are in Florence you should also do a trip to Pisa and Cinque Terre.
Pisa is a lovely city that is especially famous because of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
And Cinque Terre is a great collection of colorful seaside towns. The houses there are very picturesque and beautiful!
Rome (1 week)
The next Italian city on this itinerary for 3 months in Europe is Rome.
This city is very famous and you definitely already know about it.
Rome has a very interesting history and there are lots of great things to see and do here.
Rome was the capital of the Roman Empire and you can still see a lot of remains from that period in time.
Definitely, the most famous sight of the city is the Colosseum. This is an old arena from the Roman Empire where fights, plays, and more events took place.
What's incredible about the building is its size and age. Back in its days, the Colosseum could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 people, which is a lot. And the fact that a large part of such a large building survived is amazing!
Another one of the best sights in the city, near the Colosseum, is the Roman Forum. This was the city center of Ancient Rome. You can see here ruins of all kinds of buildings, such as temples. Furthermore, you can see here the houses of former emperors.
Furthermore, the Trevi Fountain is an incredible sight to see in Rome. This is a fountain in the middle of the city with lots of statues and decorations.
Close to this, you can also see the Pantheon. This is an ancient temple from the Roman Empire for the old Roman gods.
The Spanish Steps are another lovely thing in the city of Rome. This is a great spot with many shopping streets surrounding it.
Also, when you are in Rome, you should definitely visit Vatican City. This is the smallest country in the world and it is the place where the pope lives. You can find here the impressive St. Peter's Basilica.
Naples and Positano (1 week)
Another great place to go to during your Europe trip of 3 months is the city of Naples. When you are spending one week here, you can explore the city and some of the surrounding areas!
In comparison to other cities in Italy, Naples feels more authentic. There are fewer tourists, which makes this a great place to go!
There are many sights in the city. For example, there are lots of beautiful churches throughout the city. Also, there is a lot of beautiful architecture in the city. Naples is the perfect city for your 3 months in Europe if you love architecture. For example, Piazza del Plebiscito is great!
But wandering around in Naples is a great activity too!
Also, you should definitely try out pizza when you are in Naples. That's because Naples is the birthplace of Pizza! Experiences authentic pizza is a great experience for your 3 month Europe trip!
You can find lots of great pizzerias in the city. My favorite pizza restaurant is L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele. Their pizzas are very cheap and very delicious!
Next to Naples is the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the ancient city of Pompeii.
During the time of the Romans, the eruption of the volcano covered the city in ashes. All buildings and people of the city got frozen in time. Because of that, there are a lot of interesting things to see here!
Furthermore, visiting the volcano is great too! From there you have a wonderful view of the city of Naples and the sea. Also, you can see lava here.
Another great place near Naples is Positano. This is a small coastal town that looks incredible. There are many picturesque houses and beautiful viewpoints. Visiting this town is definitely worth it when you are in Naples as well!
Athens (1 week)
From Naples in Italy, you can fly to the city of Athens in Greece.
Athens is the capital city of Greece and it is an amazing place to visit.
The history of the city is very interesting and you can find remnants of it throughout the city center.
One of the best things to do in Athens is to visit the Acropolis. The Acropolis is an old citadel of Ancient Greece. Thousands of years ago, you could find here many important buildings. Nowadays, there are a lot of ruins left.
The most important building that you can still see a large part of here is the Parthenon. This is an old temple dedicated to the Goddess Athena, who was the patron of the city of Athens.
Another great thing to do in Athens is going to the Temple of the Olympian Zeus. Here you can see ruins of the ancient temple that focused on the God Zeus. When this temple was in use, it was the largest temple in the world.
When you are in Athens, you should definitely go to Ermou too. This is the main shopping street in the city that is great for shopping!
Also, Plaka is a great part of the city to visit. You can find here lots of boutique shops and restaurants serving delicious food. Wandering around here is great!
Another great sight in the city that is worth visiting is the Ancient Agora. You find here lots of ruins from Ancient Greece.
Besides that, the Panathenaic Stadium is also worth checking out. This is a very old stadium.
From Athens, you can visit the Greek islands. There are many of them, and from Athens, you can travel there by ferry in a quick way!
Santorini (1 week)
The last place you're going to visit if you follow this itinerary for 3 months in Europe is Santorini. Santorini is a beautiful island in Greece that's part of the Cyclades.
Santorini is one of the most popular destinations in the world for photography. That's because it's so beautiful!
Santorini is famous because of its magnificent blue domes and viewpoints. If you're going to visit Santorini, I'm sure the beauty of the island will amaze you!
You can find pretty villages in Santorini. As you're spending one week in Santorini, there's enough time to visit several villages!
The most famous place on the island is Oia.
Oia is a wonderful village where you can find the most gorgeous viewpoints, such as Oia Castle.
Furthermore, there are gorgeous blue domes and lovely shops.
Oia is definitely a must-see when you're on the island! It's is also the most popular place to take photos on Santorini.
Other great villages are Fira and Imerovigli.
Fira is the capital of the island. In Fira, you can find many great shops. Furthermore, it's also a place where many buses to other parts of Santorini leave.
Imerovigli is a wonderful village where you can also find great viewpoints.
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