30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Bacharach
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Bacharach, Germany
— 1 day
Fly
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reutte, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Beaune, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Bacharach, Germany

— 1 day
Nestled in a gorge along the Rhine river, Bacharach offers cultural sightseeing, fine dining, and music events in one of Germany's best-preserved medieval towns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Burg Stahleck, then steep yourself in history at Alte Haus, and then step into the grandiose world of Rheinfels Castle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bacharach attractions planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Bacharach is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Bacharach. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Auckland in August: highs in Bacharach hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Bacharach

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rothenburg, Germany

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 27th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Rodertor, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, then wander the streets of Altstadt, then make a trip to Das Plonlein, and finally don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, then contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg, and finally walk around Burggarten.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rothenburg trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Bacharach to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reutte.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Reutte, Austria

— 1 night
Reutte is a market town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Stuibenfalle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Reutte trip planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Reutte in 3 hours. August in Reutte sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Lauterbrunnen.
Highlights from your trip

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Schwabis Thun, and finally take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Reutte to Lauterbrunnen takes 5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Sun Beach and then stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon, stroll through Cinque Terre Trails, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre journey planning site.

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Cinque Terre by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): visit Cannaregio and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo). The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, and pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Beaune.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Beaune, France

— 2 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by Fruirouge&Cie, l'epicerie fermiere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Domaine Boyer Martenot, learn about winemaking at JanotsBos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Nicolas, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Bader-Mimeur, and finally examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Beaune road trip planning website.

You can fly from Rome to Beaune in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, Beaune is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, then snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, and then take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris sightseeing app.

Traveling by train from Beaune to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and finally make a trip to Burg Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Nepomucenusbrug, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and finally stop by BbyB Chocolates.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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 De Duif and Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and meet the residents at ARTIS.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip