32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Rome, Italy
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Budapest, Hungary
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Krakow, Poland
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Helsinki, Finland
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Oslo, Norway
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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
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Flam, Norway
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria
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Munich, Germany
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Paris, France
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planning app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Rome is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), make a trip to Heroes' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in September; daily highs in Budapest reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, then appreciate the history behind Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, then take in panoramic vistas at Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Krakow trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Krakow, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Helsinki, Finland

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To plan Helsinki vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Krakow in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Russian Museum and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to St. Petersburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the striking features of Drottningholm Palace, then make a trip to Stockholm City Hall, then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, and finally get outside with Riddarholmen. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Skansen, then walk around Kungstradgarden Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm. In September, daytime highs in Stockholm are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Oslo, Norway

— 1 night

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 29th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Stortinget.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oslo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites · Museums

Bergen, Norway

— 1 night

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at Bergen Food Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bergen route planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bergen when traveling from Oslo in September, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Flam, Norway

— 1 night
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord and then see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Flam road trip planning site.

Drive from Bergen to Flam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bergen in September, things will get a bit cooler in Flam: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): make a trip to National Museum of Denmark, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, admire the striking features of Amalienborg, then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kastellet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, then explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and then wander the streets of Stroeget.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip planning site.

Getting from Flam to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, Copenhagen is somewhat warmer than Flam - with highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Old Royal Palace, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then wander the streets of Lesser Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, admire the striking features of Dancing House, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then make a trip to The Vrtba Garden, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 8th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bergisel Ski Jump, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosshutte.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck journey planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Heidelberg, Germany

— 1 night

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and then contemplate the long history of Dicker Turm (Schloss).

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg trip itinerary app.

Fly from Munich to Heidelberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Heidelberg to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Tours