36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and stroll through Mount Lycabettus.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Athens is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Athens, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in September, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Dubrovnik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in September, with highs in Dubrovnik at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 9th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, see Off-Road Tours, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Split travel planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Split to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence vacation builder app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice holiday app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich online journey planner.

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in September, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then stroll around English Garden, and finally examine the collection at BMW Welt.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Munich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Zurich to Munich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Berlin, Germany

— 3 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.