26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Gainesville, United States
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Terschelling, Holland
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Schiermonnikoog, Holland
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Genoa, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Bastogne, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: Gainesville, United States

1
day
Terschelling, Holland

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, then enjoy the sand and surf at Groene strand, and then enjoy the sea views from Brandaris.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Terschelling trip website .

Gainesville, USA to Terschelling is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gainesville to Terschelling is 6 hours. Traveling from Gainesville in June, expect nights in Terschelling to be slightly colder, around 53°F, while days are much colder, around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Groene strand ©
Groene strand
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat ©
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat
Vuurtoren Brandaris ©
Vuurtoren Brandaris

1
day
Schiermonnikoog, Holland

Schiermonnikoog ©
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Oosterstrand, don't miss a visit to Vredenhof, and then explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Schiermonnikoog road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Terschelling to Schiermonnikoog. In June, daytime highs in Schiermonnikoog are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Oosterstrand ©
Oosterstrand
Vredenhof ©
Vredenhof
Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog ©
Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog

1
day
Athens, Greece

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens travel route builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Athens. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Schiermonnikoog, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 70°F. You will leave for Bologna on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

4
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Explore hidden gems such as Bagno Bambu and Bagno Aloha. Le mura di Lucca and Palazzo Vecchio will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Florence) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bologna trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Bologna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Athens to Bologna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bologna, with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Genoa.

Things to do in Bologna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Florence, Comacchio, Le mura di Lucca, Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

4
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baia del Silenzio and Sun Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bagni Aurora and Spiaggia di Punta Crena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Portovenere (in Porto Venere), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bergeggi) and Bagni Serenval (in Finale Ligure).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Bologna to Genoa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bologna in June: highs in Genoa hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Finale Ligure, Sestri Levante, Bagni Aurora, Portovenere
Highlights from your plan
Bagni Serenval ©
Bagni Serenval
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

4
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Step out of the city life by going to Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici and Valle Argentera. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario di San Magno and Castello Sarriod de La Tour. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: River Rafting & Tubing (in La Salle), Parco Naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand (in Salbertrand) and Castello Reale di Sarre (in Sarre). There's more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Per Animali Di Frassino -CN- and see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turin route tool .

Drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Turin, with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Turin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Valle Argentera, River Rafting & Tubing, Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici, Santuario di San Magno, Parco Naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand
Highlights from your plan
Castello Sarriod de La Tour ©
Castello Sarriod de La Tour
Castello Reale di Sarre ©
Castello Reale di Sarre

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Aare Gorge. Chateau de Chillon and Burgkirche Raron are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael (in Raron), Flussbad Schwabis Thun (in Thun) and Baroque Church (in Saas-Balen). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and get great views at Gornergrat.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt day trip planning site .

Getting from Turin to Zermatt by train takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raron, Aare Gorge, Parasailing & Paragliding, Lauterbrunnen Village, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael ©
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chartres Cathedral and Cimetiere Americain Aisne-Marne. Your inner history buff will appreciate Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial and Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Champagne Dechelle Henri et Fille (in Brasles), German Cemetery Belleau (in Belleau) and Les Fantomes de Landowski (in Oulchy-le-Chateau). There's more to do: do a tasting at Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils and head outdoors with La Hotte du Diable.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Paris takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bastogne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Belleau, Les Fantomes de Landowski, Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, La Hotte du Diable
Highlights from your plan
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bouillon, then explore the ancient world of Abbaye d'Orval, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bastogne road trip tool .

Drive from Paris to Bastogne in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bastogne

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Bouillon, Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne, Abbaye d'Orval, German War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne ©
Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon
Abbaye d'Orval ©
Abbaye d'Orval

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