28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 7 nights
Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ciutat Vella and Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarragona (Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, Circ Roma, &more) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, visit El Born, take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mercat Santa Caterina.

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Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale saint Jean-Baptiste and Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fresque des Lyonnais and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville de Lyon, take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Lyon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Lyon is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Nice, France

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs and Villa Kerylos. Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche and Haut de Cagnes will appeal to history buffs. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Ville medieval in Vence, approximately Vence away. There's lots more to do: trek along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Mariniere, take a stroll through Place Rossetti, and stroll through Old Harbor (La Darse).

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice road trip planning tool.

Getting from Lyon to Nice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in September, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lugano, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get in touch with nature at Monte San Salvatore and Lido San Domenico. Monte San Giorgio and Centro storico Gandria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellinzona (Palazzo della Societa Bancaria Ticinese, Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, &more), Piazza G. Motta (in Ascona) and Tibetan bridge "Carasc" (in Sementina). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto and don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Rocco Lugano.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lugano online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Nice to Lugano by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Lugano dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jesuitenkirche and Museggmauer. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt Pilatus and Uferpromenade Weggis. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Richard Wagner Museum, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and see the interesting displays at Bourbaki Panorama.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip website.

Drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in September, things will get slightly colder in Lucerne: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 7 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.
Get some cultural insight at Historische Altstadt and Castle Staufenberg. Escape the urban bustle at Merkur and Geroldsau Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Burgruine Zavelstein (in Bad Teinach-Zavelstein), Stadtkirche Sankt Marien (in Gengenbach) and Calw (Hermann Hesse Museum & Klosterruine Hirsau). There's still lots to do: walk around Lichtentaler Allee, steep yourself in history at Dicker Turm (Schloss), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bernharduskirche, and explore the ancient world of Hohenbaden Old Castle.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Baden-Baden sightseeing website.

Drive from Lucerne to Baden-Baden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Baths

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Food Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and De Duif. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, explore the activities along Herengracht, and don't miss a visit to The Amstel.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Baden-Baden to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip