22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  4​h
1
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  4​h 15​min
2
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5​h
3
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Bovec, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
10
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
11
Bastogne, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, and then don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Planten un Blomen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then take a stroll through Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), and finally see the interesting displays at Holstentor.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg trip itinerary maker site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Hamburg is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lubeck
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Holstentor ©
Holstentor
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg

1
night
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 11th (Sat), make a trip to Procession of Princes, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, then admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden itinerary planning app .

Take a train from Hamburg to Dresden in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze, and then explore the activities along Starnberger See. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, then don't miss a visit to Ettal Abbey, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen route builder app .

Getting from Dresden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ettal, Eibsee, Starnberger See
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Eibsee ©
Eibsee
Starnberger See ©
Starnberger See
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey

1
night
Bovec, Slovenia

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 14th (Tue), snap pictures at Bridge of Napoleon, tee off at Golf Club Bovec, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bovec trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Bovec takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Bridge of Napoleon
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline
Bridge of Napoleon ©
Bridge of Napoleon

1
night
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll the grounds of The Ossuary, let the kids burn off some steam at Dino Park Bled - Radovljica, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then hike along Vintgar Gorge, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bled planner .

Drive from Bovec to Bled in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, The Ossuary, Dino Park Bled - Radovljica
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Dino Park Bled - Radovljica ©
Dino Park Bled - Radovljica
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

1
night
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves, and then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Postojna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bled to Postojna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Postojna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skocjan Caves
Highlights from your plan
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza Bra and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grotte del Caglieron and Scrovegni Chapel. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio & Torre dei Lamberti), Castello Estense (in Ferrara) and Basilica di Sant’Antonio (in Padua). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, step off the mainland to explore Lido, wander the streets of Cannaregio, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Venice trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Postojna to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Postojna in July, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, Castello Estense, Grotte del Caglieron
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Abbazia di San Galgano. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico and Canyon Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Torre del Mangia & Centro Storico di Siena), Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Pisa (Battistero, Duomo di Pisa, & more). The adventure continues: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano, Castello di Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Park ©
Canyon Park
Camposanto ©
Camposanto
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cascata delle Marmore and Orvieto Sotterranea. Get a sense of the local culture at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa d'Este, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online day trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orvieto, Vatican City, Necropoli di Tarquinia, Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Necropoli di Tarquinia ©
Necropoli di Tarquinia
Orvieto Underground ©
Orvieto Underground
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Vesuvio National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Galleria Borbonica and Underground Naples. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Sorrento (Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, Piazza Tasso, & more), Monte Cassino (in Cassino) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naples online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bastogne.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Sorrento, Vesuvio National Park, Paestum Ruins, Monte Cassino, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Monte Cassino ©
Monte Cassino
Vesuvio National Park ©
Vesuvio National Park

1
night
Bastogne, Belgium

Bastogne ©
Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II.
On the 29th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Maboge Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of La Grotte de Han, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bouillon.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bastogne day trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Naples to Bastogne. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bastogne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Bouillon, La Grotte De Han, Maboge Beach
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon
Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial
La Grotte De Han ©
La Grotte De Han

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