32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Nashville, United States
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 day
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
8
Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  15 min
9
Opatija, Croatia
— 7 nights
Drive:  7 h
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry:  11 h
11
Bari, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 45 min
12
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
13
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
14
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Nashville, United States

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Le Marais, and make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning site .

Nashville, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Nashville in August, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 57°F. You'll set off for Geneva on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
day
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Geneva online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Geneva, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt online visit planner .

Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Lauterbrunnen is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, Schynige Platte
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 28th (Fri), admire the local landmark of Vennerbrunnen, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, examine the collection at Chaplin's World, then take an in-depth tour of Gruyeres Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Egelsee.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bern using our trip planner.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Gruyeres Castle, Freddie Mercury Statue
Highlights from your plan
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Aare River
Aare River
Egelsee ©
Egelsee

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lucerne trip builder .

You can take a train from Bern to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 31st (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Rijeka.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
night
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). On the 1st (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Korzo, see the interesting displays at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rijeka trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Zurich to Rijeka with the Route module. Traveling from Zurich in September, expect Rijeka to be somewhat warmer, temps between 74°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Opatija.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Trsat Castle ©
Trsat Castle
Peek & Poke Computer Museum ©
Peek & Poke Computer Museum
Korzo ©
Korzo

7
nights
Opatija, Croatia

Opatija ©
You'll find Opatija dotted with exquisite villas from its days as a posh Viennese resort town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Opatija: Church of St. Mary of Mercy (in Buje), Motovun (Fakin Wines, Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, & more) and Buzet (Food Tours & Aura Distillery). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia, explore the ancient world of Dvigrad, do a tasting at Andelini Winery, and wander the streets of The town of Hum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Opatija holiday planner .

Opatija is just a short distance from Rijeka. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Opatija

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Motovun, Hum, Buzet, Church of St. Mary and St. Peregrin, Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia
Highlights from your plan
Aura Distillery ©
Aura Distillery
Truffle Hunting ©
Truffle Hunting
Food Tours

1
night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Opatija to Dubrovnik takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 63°F. You'll set off for Bari on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Parks

few
hours
Bari, Italy

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cattedrale di Bari and then make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bari trip maker .

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Citta Vecchia - Bari ©
Citta Vecchia - Bari

2
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Positano trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bari to Positano takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Bari in September, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then contemplate the long history of Underground Naples, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Naples trip planner .

Take a bus from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. In September, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Rome sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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