36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  15 h 45 min
1
Matera, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
2
Freiberg, Germany
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
3
Zwolle, The Netherlands
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Folkestone, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Roubaix, France
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Soorts-Hossegor, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Matera, Italy

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Zanzibar, then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, and then shop like a local with Massimo Casiello - Tornitura Artistica del Legno. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Matera travel itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Matera is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Matera due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Matera when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Freiberg.

Things to do in Matera

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lido Zanzibar
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Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Freiberg, Germany

Freiberg
For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Freiberg visit website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Matera to Freiberg. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Matera in July, with highs in Freiberg at 77°F and lows at 59°F. You'll set off for Zwolle on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Freiberg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

1
night
Zwolle, The Netherlands

Zwolle ©
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zwolle trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Freiberg to Zwolle with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Zwolle can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Alnwick.

Things to do in Zwolle

Shopping
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Waanders In De Broeren ©
Waanders In De Broeren

6
nights
Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. For shopping fun, head to Barter Books or The Emporium. Popular historic sites such as Lindisfarne Castle and The Alnwick Garden are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alnwick: Bamburgh (Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh & Ross Back Sands Beach). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Low Newton by the Sea Beach, and explore the activities along Embleton Bay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Alnwick sightseeing tool .

Explore your travel options from Zwolle to Alnwick with the Route module. Traveling from Zwolle to Alnwick, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zwolle in July, expect Alnwick to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bamburgh, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Beadnell Bay Beach, Cragside House and Gardens, Lindisfarne Castle
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Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

5
nights
Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom

Blaenau Ffestiniog ©
Get some cultural insight at Beaumaris Castle and Conwy Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Portmeirion Village. Get out of town with these interesting Blaenau Ffestiniog side-trips: Coed y Brenin Forest Park (in Ganllwyd), National Slate Museum (in Llanberis) and Y Lasynys Fawr (in Harlech).

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Blaenau Ffestiniog road trip planning app .

You can drive from Alnwick to Blaenau Ffestiniog in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Blaenau Ffestiniog sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Folkestone.

Things to do in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Harlech, Coed y Brenin Forest Park, Portmeirion Village, Beaumaris Castle, Barmouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Barmouth Beach ©
Barmouth Beach
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

5
nights
Folkestone, United Kingdom

Folkestone ©
Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, south-east England. Escape the urban bustle at Camber Sands and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Mary's Bay Beach and White Cliffs of Dover. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Folkestone: Viking Bay (in Broadstairs), The Shell Grotto (in Margate) and Canterbury Cathedral (in Canterbury). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Dover Castle, stop by Alpaca Annie, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Folkestone trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Folkestone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Folkestone sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Roubaix.

Things to do in Folkestone

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rye, Dover, St Mary's Bay Beach, The Shell Grotto, St. Mary The Virgin Church
Highlights from your plan
The White Cliffs of Dover ©
The White Cliffs of Dover
Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands
Viking Bay ©
Viking Bay

2
nights
Roubaix, France

Roubaix ©
Roubaix is a city in Northern France, located in the Lille metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Musee La Piscine.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Roubaix holiday maker website .

Getting from Folkestone to Roubaix by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Folkestone to Roubaix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Hossegor.

Things to do in Roubaix

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Grange Nature, Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand
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Musee La Piscine ©
Musee La Piscine

4
nights
Soorts-Hossegor, France

Soorts-Hossegor ©
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain and Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hendaye Beach and Plage de Lafitenia. Change things up with these side-trips from Hossegor: Grande Plage (in Saint-Jean-de-Luz) and Cirque de Lescun (in Lescun). It doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hossegor attractions tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Roubaix to Hossegor. In July in Hossegor, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Soorts-Hossegor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Plage d'Hendaye, Cirque de Lescun, Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain
Highlights from your plan
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Cirque de Lescun ©
Cirque de Lescun

2
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 28th (Sat), stroll through Monte Urgull and then wander the streets of Parte Vieja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and then head off the coast to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Hossegor to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 63°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bilbao, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Highlights from your plan
Monte Urgull ©
Monte Urgull
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palace of Versailles and Musee du Louvre. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, steep yourself in history at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online attractions planner .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Paris by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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