36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Atomium. St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Maison d'Erasme will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brussels travel route planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Brussels is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Holy Blood and Graslei and Korenlei. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral & Saint Bavo's Cathedral). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bruges planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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.
Visit Anne Frank House and De Duif for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Haarlem
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Get outdoors at Stockholm Old Town and Langholmen. Get a sense of the local culture at Vasa Museum and Sandhamn. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Skansen, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan).

Discover how to plan a Stockholm trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga).

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Riga trip planning website .

Fly from Stockholm to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Riga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Dzintari Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and The National Museum in Warsaw. Visiting Pole Mokotowskie and Olympic Golf Club will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), get to know the fascinating history of Fort Sokolnicki at Citadel of Warsaw, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw holiday maker website .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Warsaw takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Wawel Cathedral and New Jewish Cemetery. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Krakow online trip planner .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Krakow, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Dohány Street Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, and admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Budapest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 12th (Wed), wander the streets of Skadarlija, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), and finally kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Belgrade trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Belgrade takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

2
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): hike along Vrelo Bosne, then steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sarajevo, get engrossed in the history at Svrzo House, then take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain).

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Sarajevo itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Belgrade to Sarajevo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Belgrade in August since evenings lows in Sarajevo dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Vrelo Bosne
Highlights from your plan
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schloss Neuschwanstein and Alte Pinakothek. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and make a trip to Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Sarajevo to Munich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sarajevo in August: highs in Munich hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
StaromEstske namEsti and Prague Astronomical Clock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Prague Castle and Stary zidovsky Hrbitov are in your itinerary. Step out of Prague to go to Karlstejn and see Karlstejn Castle, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, add some fun to your beach time Water Sports, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague day trip planning website .

Fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Charlottenburg Palace and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to East Side Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, and explore the world behind art at Neues Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Berlin attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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