30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Born. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, walk around Parc Guell, and wander the streets of Ciutat Vella.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona visit app.

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In September, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Lyon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville de Lyon, then examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, and finally wander the streets of The Presqu'ile.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon road trip site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in September, with highs in Lyon at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 14th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Ghost, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, then examine the collection at Museum of Communication, and finally admire the local landmark of Simsonbrunnen. On your second day here, admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, then admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, and finally explore the activities along Aare River.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bern trip planner.

Drive from Lyon to Bern in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in September, things will get slightly colder in Bern: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Innsbruck, Austria

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get some cultural insight at Swarovski Kristallwelten and The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). Visiting Bergisel Ski Jump and Alpes will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Kaltwassersee (in Seefeld in Tirol) and Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Tirol Panorama, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

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Getting from Bern to Innsbruck by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburger Freilichtmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Salzburg Cathedral and Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and gain insight at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church).

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You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matthias Church and Wine Tours & Tastings. Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Liberty Statue. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, enjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach, examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, and admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Ringstrasse. Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kaisergruft.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vienna holiday maker tool.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 4 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lichtentaler Allee and Merkur. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historische Altstadt and Maulbronn Monastery. Take a break from Baden-Baden with a short trip to Castle Staufenberg in Durbach, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Faberge Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hohenbaden Old Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cistercienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Baden-Baden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Step out of the city life by going to Herengracht and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip