34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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La Spezia, Italy
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Varenna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Train to Saarbrücken Hbf, Bus to Luxembourg City
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 9th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip tool.

Dallas, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Copenhagen is 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in August, with highs in Copenhagen at 71°F and lows at 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

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 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours · Historic Sites

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 14th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally look for gifts at Moser Sales Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prague day trip site.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle and then snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most). Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Grassalkovich Palota, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Svatopluk, and finally don't miss a visit to UFO Observation Deck.

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

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then make a trip to Heroes' Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at University Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Budapest tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Budapest, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites

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.
On the 20th (Fri), stop by Babushka Boutique, visit Ljubljana Old Town, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, then explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

Plan a Ljubljana trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Budapest to Ljubljana by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice road trip website.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Venice, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

La Spezia, Italy

— 1 night
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): trek along Cinque Terre Trails, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Palmaria, then stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read La Spezia trip planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to La Spezia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. In August in La Spezia, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, don't miss a visit to Prince's Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Monte-Carlo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from La Spezia, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Monte-Carlo, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Varenna.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Varenna, Italy

— 2 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. On the 26th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Giorgio, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, then admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Varenna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Varenna takes 5 hours. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Varenna, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Aare River, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, head outdoors with Elfenau, and take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Bern trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Varenna to Bern takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Varenna in August, things will get little chillier in Bern: highs are around 78°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Stuttgart, Germany

— 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Palace Square, then get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, then enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, and finally take a stroll through Konigstrasse.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Stuttgart trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Bern to Stuttgart in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Luxembourg City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bruges.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to The Markt, admire the landmark architecture of Provinciaal Hof, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bruges, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament and then don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London road trip tool.

Getting from Bruges to London by combination of car and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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. September in London sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bangor.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites

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. On the 4th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, then browse the exhibits of Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), and then identify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bangor road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from London to Bangor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Bangor are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Bangor

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Tenement House, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then stroll around Kelvingrove Park. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at David Livingstone Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow day trip app.

Traveling by car from Bangor to Glasgow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bangor in September since evenings lows in Glasgow dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel planner.

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): stroll around Vondelpark, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker app.

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. Traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Monaco travel guide

4.2
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.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.