35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route maker

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly to Munich, Train to Salzburg
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zurich online day trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Zurich is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Zurich. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in August; daily highs in Zurich reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On the next day, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), contemplate the long history of Franziskanerkirche, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Zurich to Salzburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Vienna, Austria

— 4 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, walk around Prater, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and browse the exhibits of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague sightseeing website.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Krakow, Poland

— 3 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.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Classes

Side Trip

Oslo, Norway

— 3 nights

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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oslo trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Krakow to Oslo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Krakow in August, with highs in Oslo at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to Bruges.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Oslo to Bruges in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in August, Bruges is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip website.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to TakSea (in Saint-Raphael) and Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Place Massena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nice journey planner.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 28°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip builder app.

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Nice in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · 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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.