27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Sofia, Bulgaria

— 1 night
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): walk around Doctors' Garden and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sofia trip maker app.

Seattle, USA to Sofia is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Sofia due to the time zone difference. In July in Sofia, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Sofia

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Vienna, Austria

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, don't miss a visit to Haus der Musik Wien, and try out the rides at Prater.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Sofia to Vienna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Nice, France

— 6 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Barrage de Malpasset (in Frejus), Cannes (Le Suquet & Rue d'Antibes) and Saint-Raphael (TakSea & Les Balcons du Cap Roux). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, cruise along Route Napoleon, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Vienna to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Nice to Lyon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in July since evenings lows in Lyon dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Bern (Barenpark, Aare River, &more) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, make a trip to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online trip maker.

Getting from Lyon to Zurich by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lyon in July: highs in Zurich hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello), I Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Casa di Giulietta, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, don't miss a visit to Piazza Sant'Alessandro, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Milan vacation maker tool.

Fly from Zurich to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in August, expect Milan to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sofia.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, hit the slopes at Vitosha Mountain, then steep yourself in history at Church St. George Rotunda, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ancient Orthodox Church Saint Parascheva - the Old "St. Petka".

To find out how to plan a trip to Sofia, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Milan to Sofia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Sofia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sofia, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors