33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 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: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, explore the world behind art at Thorvaldsens Museum, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, and pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen vacation maker.

Canberra, Australia to Copenhagen is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Canberra to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Canberra in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Copenhagen, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin itinerary builder tool.

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 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, make a trip to Atomium, and explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels road trip website.

You can fly from Berlin to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Gravensteen & Saint Bavo's Cathedral). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Friet Museum, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker website.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bruges to London. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Madrid online route maker.

Getting from Paris to Madrid by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Madrid at 40°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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 parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan online travel route planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Milan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Milan, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Rigi & Lake Lucerne) and Aare River (in Bern). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, cool off at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Milan to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in July; daily highs in Zurich reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the natural beauty at English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche. On the next day, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munich online day trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.