35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Wengen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
11
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Les Diablerets, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Vevey, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
14
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and Uetliberg Mountain. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and explore the galleries of Zunfthaus zur Meisen.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in September, expect Zurich to be colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning app .

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 12th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Amsterdam to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Chapel of St. Virgil, stroll through Kahlenberg, then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. On the next day, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, head outdoors with Donauinsel, and then don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Vienna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Vienna in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Florence: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Colosseum and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome tour planning site .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Schaffhausen.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Schaffhausen ©
Schaffhausen is a town with historic roots, a municipality in northern Switzerland, and the capital of the canton of the same name; it has an estimated population of 36,000. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): wander the streets of Altstadt Schaffhausen, then see the interesting displays at Museum zu Allerheiligen, and then explore the historical opulence of Munot. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Burg Radegg, get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama, and then do a tasting at Weingut Hausammann.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Schaffhausen trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rome to Schaffhausen. Traveling from Rome in September, things will get slightly colder in Schaffhausen: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Lucerne.

Things to do in Schaffhausen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Weingut Hausammann, Rhine Falls, Swiss Science Center Technorama
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Weingut Hausammann ©
Weingut Hausammann

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and finally explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary app .

Getting from Schaffhausen to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wengen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

2
nights
Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen ©
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Take a break from the city and head to Aletsch Glacier and Staubbach Waterfall. Go for a jaunt from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen to see Trümmelbachfälle about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along The Eiger Trail, look for gifts at Molitor, play a few rounds at Minigolf, and take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Wengen trip builder app .

Getting from Lucerne to Wengen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Wengen, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Wengen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, The Eiger Trail
Highlights from your plan
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern, and finally ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen.

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

Interlaken is just a short distance from Wengen. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Les Diablerets.

Things to do in Interlaken

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

2
nights
Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Les Diablerets ©
Les Diablerets is a village and ski resort located in the municipality of Ormont-Dessus in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland.The village lies at an altitude of 1,160 metres on the north side of the massif of the Diablerets in the Swiss Alps. Get some cultural insight at Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf and Fondation Pierre Arnaud. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valere Basilica and Chapelle des Diablerets. On the 2nd (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Diablerets Tourisme. The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000 and head outdoors with Domaine d'Isenau.

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Traveling by car from Interlaken to Les Diablerets takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vevey.

Things to do in Les Diablerets

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Valere Basilica, Fondation Pierre Arnaud
Highlights from your plan
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica
Chapelle des Diablerets ©
Chapelle des Diablerets

3
nights
Vevey, Switzerland

Vevey ©
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Alimentarium and then pause for some photo ops at Charlie Chaplin Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique, look for gifts at O'Coeur des Reves ..., then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres, then see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vevey online route builder .

Getting from Les Diablerets to Vevey by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Vevey

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Chaplin's World, Cathedrale St-Nicolas
Highlights from your plan
Alimentarium ©
Alimentarium
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres

2
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Queen Studio Experience. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Chillon and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, steep yourself in history at Vieille-Ville de Montreux, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and admire the striking features of Marche couvert de Montreux.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Montreux tour itinerary planner .

Montreux is very close to Vevey. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Bex Salt Mines, Chateau de Chillon, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Highlights from your plan
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda

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