35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City, United States
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  7​h
4
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
9
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
End: Salt Lake City, United States

4
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Goreme National Park and Gulludere Vadisi. Get outdoors at Fairy Chimneys and Red Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Selime Monastery (in Guzelyurt), Gomeda Vadisi (in Mustafapasa) and Mount Hasan (in Aksaray). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), appreciate the views at Devrent Valley, and head off-road at local off-road trails.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Goreme trip planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Goreme is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. In May, daytime highs in Goreme are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nevsehir, Urgup, Mount Hasan, Selime Monastery, Peri Bacalari
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys

5
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Trsteno Arboretum. Step off the beaten path and head to Zarkovica Animal Shelter and Beach Kupari. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Ronald Brown Pathway (in Cavtat) and Srebreno Beach (in Srebreno). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, step off the mainland to explore Kolocep Island, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and kick back and relax at Sveti Jakov Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik vacation builder site .

Getting from Goreme to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Goreme to Dubrovnik. Traveling from Goreme in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Dubrovnik. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ronald Brown Pathway, Trsteno Arboretum, Srebreno Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 7th (Sun), cast your line with a fishing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, and finally go for a walk through Positano. On the next day, look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, then head outdoors with Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Positano tour builder site .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Positano takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Fishing Charters & Tours
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dialogo nel Buio and Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. Get in touch with nature at Naviglio della Martesana and Pista Ciclabile Via Ripamonti - Noverasco. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, grab your bike and head to Parco Franco Verga, examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boscoincitta.

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

Getting from Positano to Milan by train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Naviglio della Martesana ©
Naviglio della Martesana
Boscoincitta ©
Boscoincitta

2
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Villa Olmo, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, then stroll around Parco Spina verde, and finally identify plant and animal life at I Falconieri del Feudo.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Como route planner.

Getting from Milan to Como by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In June, daytime highs in Como are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Como

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lido Villa Olmo ©
Lido Villa Olmo
I Falconieri del Feudo ©
I Falconieri del Feudo
Chilometro della Conoscenza ©
Chilometro della Conoscenza

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Swissraft-Activity, then stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli, and finally 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, cruise along BOHAG Helikopterrundflug, then identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, then play a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, and finally get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken route planner.

Getting from Como to Interlaken by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, Interlaken is slightly colder than Como - with highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Heimwehfluh ©
Heimwehfluh

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and The Army Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then stroll around Hampstead Heath, then stroll around Regent's Park, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

Start your trip to London by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in London

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Hampstead Heath ©
Hampstead Heath
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

4
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Explore hidden gems such as Kilkenny Castle and Castlecomer Discovery Park. Visiting Go With The Flow - River Adventures and Pococke Golf Centre will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny road trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from London to Kilkenny takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Kilkenny are little chillier (63°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Nore Valley Walking Route ©
Nore Valley Walking Route

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