38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bangor, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg, and contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary site.

San Diego, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Copenhagen, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Copenhagen is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Berlin, Germany

— 3 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and make a trip to Reichstag Building.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle and then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town. Keep things going the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then hike along Vintgar Gorge, and finally walk around Tivoli Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Berlin to Ljubljana in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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 13th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Statue of Imre Nagy, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), test the waters at a local thermal spa, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Bratislava, Slovakia

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) and then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bratislava trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Vienna road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Staromestske namesti, take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. August in Prague sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Milan.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

Start your trip to Milan by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Prague to Milan by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, Milan is a bit warmer than Prague - with highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, then grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio della Cofradia dei Bianchi o de Santa Croce.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Cinque Terre fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by train from Milan to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and then make a trip to Casino Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip builder.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Monte-Carlo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cinque Terre in August: highs in Monte-Carlo hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Monte-Carlo to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lyon, with lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Aare River, head outdoors with Elfenau, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and stroll around Gurten.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bern day trip planning site.

You can drive from Lyon to Bern in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in August, Bern is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly to Bruges.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Ghent City Center, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bruges road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Bern to Bruges takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bern in August, plan for slightly colder days in Bruges, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read London vacation planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Bruges to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bangor.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

Bangor, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Bangor is a city in Gwynedd unitary authority, north west Wales, and one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bangor trip planning site.

Traveling by train from London to Bangor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bangor

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and pause for some photo ops at Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Bangor to Edinburgh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bangor in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Edinburgh, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Vondelpark, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam vacation planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks

Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.