31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Messina, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Fly to Sibiu
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Sibiu, Romania
— 1 day
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Krimml, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ramsau, Germany
— 1 night
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Nordlingen, Germany
— 3 nights
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Willingen, Germany
— 1 night
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Rust, Germany
— 1 night
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Murren, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Herisson, France
— 1 day
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Montherme, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Henningsvaer, Norway
— 1 night
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Drive to Bodø Airport, Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grindavik
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Grindavik, Iceland
— 1 day
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Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Glasgow International Airport, Drive to Fort Augustus
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Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Kendal, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Messina, Italy

— 2 nights
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Messina trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Messina is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Messina is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in October since evenings lows in Messina dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Sibiu on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Messina

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Sibiu, Romania

— 1 day

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Brukenthal National Museum and then make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare).

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sibiu journey tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Messina to Sibiu. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Messina in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Sibiu: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Hexenwasser (in Soll), Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch) and Achensee (in Maurach). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, browse the exhibits of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sibiu to Innsbruck by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sibiu to Innsbruck due to the time zone difference. In October in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Krimml.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Krimml, Austria

— 2 nights
Krimml is a municipality in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, in the Pinzgau region.GeographyIt is located in the Zell am See District, 54 km from the district's capital. On the 8th (Thu), let little ones run wild at Spruce Tree Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Dorfertal and then admire the sheer force of Umbalfaelle.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Krimml trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Krimml in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ramsau.

Things to do in Krimml

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

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Ramsau, Germany

— 1 night
On the 10th (Sat), steep yourself in history at St. Agidikirche, take in the pleasant sights at Soleleitungsweg, and then appreciate the views at Wimbach Valley.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ramsau trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Krimml to Ramsau takes 2 hours. In October in Ramsau, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nordlingen.

Things to do in Ramsau

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nordlingen, Germany

— 3 nights
Nördlingen is a town in the Donau-Ries district, in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany, with a population of approximately 19,000. Explore Nordlingen's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (Gerlachschmiede, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, &more).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nordlingen trip planner.

You can drive from Ramsau to Nordlingen in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Willingen.

Things to do in Nordlingen

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Willingen, Germany

— 1 night
Willingen is a community in Waldeck-Frankenberg in northern Hesse, Germany, some 80 km west of Kassel.Willingen is regularly advertised as Willingen Hochsauerland and Willingen (Upland).GeographyLocationWillingen is found in Waldeck-Frankenberg district in the Upland . Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Waldfreibad Gudenhagen, get a new perspective on nature at Uplander Bauernmolkerei, and then get outside with Freibad Usseln.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Willingen online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nordlingen to Willingen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Willingen, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Willingen

Fun & Games · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Germany

— 1 night

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 15th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, explore the world behind art at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, then wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), and finally take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge).

Make your Heidelberg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Willingen to Heidelberg takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rust.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Rust, Germany

— 1 night
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Europa-Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rust road trip planning site.

Getting from Heidelberg to Rust by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Murren.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Murren, Switzerland

— 2 nights
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll through Via Ferrata and then explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Blumental Panorama Trail, then don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and finally trek along Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Murren trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Rust to Murren with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Herisson.

Things to do in Murren

Nature · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Herisson, France

— 1 day
Hérisson is a town in the Allier department in central France.Notable people Henri Harpignies (June 28, 1819 – August 28, 1916), 19th century painter of the Barbizon school who made many pictures of Hérisson and the surroundings Louis Bignon (26 June 1816 - 18 May 1906), restaurateur, who made the Café Riche the most fashionable in Paris. On the 19th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Herisson, then steep yourself in history at Eglise Saint-Pierre de Chateloy, and then get outside with Foret de Troncais.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Herisson tour itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Murren to Herisson. October in Herisson sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Montherme.

Things to do in Herisson

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Montherme, France

— 2 nights
Monthermé is a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France.GeographyThe river Semois (or Semoy) joins the river Meuse in Monthermé. On the 20th (Tue), head outdoors with Voie Verte Trans-Ardennes, then stroll around Parc de l'ile du Vieux Moulin, then make a trip to Le Rocher des 4 Fils Aymon, and finally grab your bike and head to Voie Verte Transsemoysienne.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Montherme online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Herisson to Montherme in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Henningsvaer.

Things to do in Montherme

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Henningsvaer, Norway

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Henningsvaer, then take in the awesome beauty at Glomtinden, and then hike along Festvagtind Hike.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Henningsvaer trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Montherme to Henningsvaer takes 37 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Montherme in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Henningsvaer: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Grindavik.

Things to do in Henningsvaer

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindavik, Iceland

— 1 day
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grindavik route planner.

Explore your travel options from Henningsvaer to Grindavik with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Henningsvaer to Grindavik due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Grindavik can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Grindavik

Spas
Highlights from your trip

Fort Augustus, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tee off at Fort Augustus Golf Club and then trek along Hillside Path. On the next day, cruise along General Wade’s Military Roads, explore the activities along River Foyers, then take in the pleasant sights at St Ninians Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Augustus online travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grindavik to Fort Augustus. Traveling from Grindavik in October, expect nights in Fort Augustus to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kendal.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Kendal, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. When in Kendal, make a side trip to see Loughrigg Fell in Ambleside, approximately Ambleside away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Levens Hall, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kendal trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Kendal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Kendal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

York, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, then admire the striking features of York Minster, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine the Great. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of York Shambles, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Church, look for gifts at Travelling Man, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Breezy Knees Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the York tour website.

You can drive from Kendal to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in York, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Transylvania travel guide

4.3
Castles · Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas
While Transylvania may be known in popular culture as the home of Dracula, the incredible lanscape and rich history of this region are not to be overlooked. Located in the Carpathian Mountains in central Romania, travelers flock here for outdoor activities and adventures such as hiking, skiing, and rock climbing. Further, the medieval towns and architecture scattered throughout the region are some of the oldest and best preserved in the country. As host of many festivals and events, Transylvania is a cultural center for foreigners and locals alike. It's the country's largest and most well-known region, and the majority of tourism within Romania exists in this historic area.

Lofoten Islands travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums

Reykjanes Peninsula travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Hot Springs · Bridges
Featuring both bizarre and beautiful landscapes, the Southern Peninsula epitomizes the quirks, charm, and otherworldliness of rural Iceland. The lava fields that cover much of peninsula are some of the youngest in country and are largely responsible for the area's fantastic array of scenery. The peninsula's biggest city, Keflavik, retains a distinctly small-town feel and boasts a number of picturesque walking trails. Most visitors and locals spend their time by the Atlantic Ocean, enjoying the area's striking beaches and cliffs. After a long day exploring, you can relax in one of the area's famed traditional spas.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

4.2
Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.

Yorkshire travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Nightlife
The largest of the 39 historic counties of England, Yorkshire's whimsical residents often call their home "God's Own Country." The sprawling county is divided up into four separate regions, each with its own cultural identity, thriving urban centers, and historic market towns that can fill a variety of holiday itineraries. The region’s countryside, featuring green valleys and gently rolling hills, has long attracted tourism from around the globe. Well connected to all other parts of the country by an extensive railway network, Yorkshire is a prime region for outdoor activities, with stunning scenery that includes three national parks. As part of your itinerary, explore the region’s numerous historical sites, but don’t miss meeting the colorful locals, known for being proud, industrious, and extremely opinionated about almost every subject under the sun.