35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lafayette, United States
Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
1
St Ives, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
12
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Lafayette, United States

1
night
St Ives, United Kingdom

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Cape Cornwall, then head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, and finally stroll through Hayle Towans Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Watergate Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tolcarne Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St Ives trip itinerary maker .

Lafayette, USA to St Ives is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lafayette to St Ives is 6 hours. When traveling from Lafayette in October, plan for much colder days in St Ives, with highs around 59°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Newquay, St. Michael's Mount, Hayle Towans Beach, Cape Cornwall, Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Hayle Towans Beach ©
Hayle Towans Beach
Watergate Bay ©
Watergate Bay

2
nights
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, steep yourself in history at Chedworth Roman Villa, and then look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tintern Abbey, explore the striking landscape at Symonds Yat Rock, then contemplate the long history of Goodrich Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Tewkesbury Abbey.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cheltenham planner .

Traveling by car from St Ives to Cheltenham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cheltenham are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Castle Combe Village, Tintern Abbey, Chedworth Roman Villa
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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 6th (Wed), explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, then contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Le Marais and Eiffel Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation maker website .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Strand Egmond aan Zee and het strand van Bergen aan Zee. Take a break from the city and head to Strand Camperduin and Callantsoog Beach. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Strand Camperduin, Callantsoog Beach, het strand van Bergen aan Zee, Strand Egmond aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Nyhavn. Appreciate the collections at Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark. Change things up with a short trip to Stevns Klint in Store Heddinge (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Amalienborg, identify plant and animal life at Jaegerborg Dyrehave, don't miss a visit to Church of Our Saviour, and take a stroll through Christiania.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Stevns Klint
Highlights from your plan
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Sun), make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and then browse the different shops at Die Hackeschen Hoefe.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Die Hackeschen Hoefe ©
Die Hackeschen Hoefe
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz

2
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Lindos and The Church of the Panagia. Get in touch with nature at Lindos Beach and Traganou Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Rhodes Town: Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli (in Eleousa) and Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli). On the 19th (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Anthony Quinn Bay.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Berlin to Rhodes Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Berlin to Rhodes Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindos, Faliraki, Traganou Beach, Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli, Art Park Rhodes
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Anthony Quinn Bay ©
Anthony Quinn Bay

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, enjoy the sand and surf at Vouliagmeni Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey's Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Dasoktima Tatoiou.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Athens online road trip planner .

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Rhodes Town in October, Athens is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dasoktima Tatoiou, Donkey's Land, Vouliagmeni Beach
Highlights from your plan
Donkey's Land ©
Donkey's Land
Vouliagmeni Beach ©
Vouliagmeni Beach
Panathenaic Stadium ©
Panathenaic Stadium

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and Colosseum. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro in Vincoli, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galleria dell'Accademia and Uffizi Galleries. Pitti Palace and Museo Nazionale del Bargello will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence day trip site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Musée Marc Chagall. Rue d'Antibes and Saint-Paul de Vence are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and La Croisette (in Cannes). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nice planner .

You can drive from Florence to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Cannes, Haut de Cagnes
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll through Parc Guell, then get a taste of the local shopping with Artevistas Gallery, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and finally view the masterpieces at Begemot Art & Fashion Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

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