32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  21​h
1
Oia, Greece
— 7 nights
Ferry:  3​h
2
Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6​h
7
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6​h 30​min
9
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

7
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Do your shopping at Mnemossyne Gallery and Oia Treasures Art Gallery. Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Castelli of Pyrgos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oia: Megalochori (Venetsanos Winery & Gavalas Winery), Cultural Village (in Pyrgos) and Akrotiri (SYMPOSION by La Ponta, Venetian Castle of Santorini, & more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Vlychada Beach, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, and explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oia sightseeing planning app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Oia is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Cape Town in August, with highs in Oia at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini, Akrotiri, Pyrgos, Vlychada
Highlights from your plan
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

3
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Popular historic sites such as Four Martyrs Church and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at MINOAN'S WORLD and Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Old Venetian Harbor (in Heraklion), Ligaria Beach (in Agia Pelagia) and Folklore Museum of Gouves (in Kato Gouves). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Symbol of Rethymnon City, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon online holiday maker .

Ride a ferry from Oia to Rethymnon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Folklore Museum of Gouves, Ligaria Beach, MINOAN'S WORLD, German War Cemetery, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Four Martyrs Church ©
Four Martyrs Church
Contemporary Art Museum of Crete ©
Contemporary Art Museum of Crete

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Deutsches Zollmuseum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hauptkirche St. Katharinen, then see the interesting displays at Bucerius Kunst Forum, and finally look for gifts at Alsterhaus Hamburg. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Dialog in Silence, then see the interesting displays at Johannes Brahms Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumsschiff Cap San Diego.

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You can fly from Rethymnon to Hamburg in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rethymnon to Hamburg is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rethymnon in August, with highs in Hamburg at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Zollmuseum ©
Deutsches Zollmuseum
Museumsschiff Cap San Diego ©
Museumsschiff Cap San Diego
Dialog in Silence ©
Dialog in Silence

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Greyfriars Kirkyard and Greyfriars Kirk are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Dalhousie Castle Falconry and The Lowry Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: The Tenement House (in Glasgow), Town Hall and Town Gaol Berwick upon Tweed (in Berwick upon Tweed) and The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin (in Holy Island). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Edinburgh, take a stroll through St Andrew Square, take an in-depth tour of People's Story, and explore the historical opulence of Midhope Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh day trip website .

You can fly from Hamburg to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in August; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, The Tenement House, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk
Greyfriars Kirkyard ©
Greyfriars Kirkyard
The Museum of Edinburgh ©
The Museum of Edinburgh

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Take a break from the city and head to Symonds Yat Rock and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Visit Goodrich Castle and Winchester City Mill for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: The Great Hall (in Winchester) and Caerleon (National Roman Legion Museum & Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Sally Lunn's Museum, don't miss a visit to Great Pulteney Street, admire the masterpieces at Victoria Art Gallery, and engage your brain at Herschel Museum of Astronomy.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bath online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Newport, Winchester, Goodrich Castle, Symonds Yat Rock, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Goodrich Castle ©
Goodrich Castle
Symonds Yat Rock ©
Symonds Yat Rock
The Great Hall ©
The Great Hall

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
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 22nd (Sat): take a stroll through Dragon Fountain, stop by Crime Passionnel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost, then get to know the fascinating history of Grabrodretorv, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Copenhagen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at St. Aleksander Nevsky Church, see the interesting displays at Zoologisk Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), and finally see the interesting displays at Nivaagaards Malerisamling.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Copenhagen itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bath to Copenhagen in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bath to Copenhagen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nivaagaards Malerisamling
Highlights from your plan
Zoologisk Museum ©
Zoologisk Museum
Nivaagaards Malerisamling ©
Nivaagaards Malerisamling
Church of the Holy Ghost ©
Church of the Holy Ghost

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to La Popartiserie, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Saint Peter's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, enjoy breathtaking views from Tour des Bouchers, then do a tasting at Vins d'Alsace Antoine Ehrhart, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Observatoire Astronomique Planetarium, don't miss a visit to Les Berges de l'ILL, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Paul, and finally look for gifts at Le Village de la Biere.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and train from Copenhagen to Strasbourg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Strasbourg, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Obernai, Tour des Bouchers, Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster, Vins d'Alsace Antoine Ehrhart
Highlights from your plan
Old Saint Peter's Church ©
Old Saint Peter's Church
Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul ©
Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Nikolaikirche, take a stroll through Kreuzberg, and then get outside with Strandbad Wannsee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): browse the different shops at Designer Outlet Berlin and then head outdoors with Biosphere Potsdam.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Strasbourg to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Designer Outlet Berlin, Biosphere Potsdam
Highlights from your plan
Biosphere Potsdam ©
Biosphere Potsdam
Nikolaikirche ©
Nikolaikirche
Kreuzberg ©
Kreuzberg

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 28th (Fri), stroll through Maennlichen Romantic Trail, trek along Maennlichen Royal Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Hohematte Park, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, then look for gifts at Mad Cow, then explore the ancient world of Unspunnen Castle, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Berlin to Interlaken in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. August in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grindelwald
Highlights from your plan
Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail
Maennlichen Royal Walk ©
Maennlichen Royal Walk
Unspunnen Castle ©
Unspunnen Castle

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