37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

Make it your trip
Train
1
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly to Paderborn Lippstadt Airport, Drive to Bielefeld
3
Bielefeld, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Strbske Pleso, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Split
6
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
7
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
9
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
+2
Train to Basel SBB, Bus to Mulhouse, Fly to Paris
10
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly to Alicante International Airport, Drive to Calpe
11
Calpe, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Ghent, Belgium

— 2 nights
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Gravensteen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, and then take in the views from St Michael's Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent day trip planning app.

London, UK to Ghent is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Ghent due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Aarhus.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Aarhus, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Take a break from Aarhus with a short trip to LEGOLAND Billund in Billund, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, engage your brain at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, appreciate the history behind Vagnende kvinde (Aarhuspigen), and admire the striking features of Aarhus Rådhus.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aarhus trip planner.

Fly from Ghent to Aarhus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bielefeld.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Bielefeld, Germany

— 2 nights
Historically a center of Europe’s linen industry, Bielefeld today combines rich local culture with a tradition of innovation and commercial development.
On the 7th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Siegfriedplatz, explore the historical opulence of Sparrenburg, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen, then admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, and finally see the interesting displays at Lenkwerk. Keep things going the next day: trek along Schopketal Oerlinghausen, then don't miss a visit to Hermannsdenkmal, then head outdoors with Externsteine, and finally examine the collection at LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bielefeld trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aarhus to Bielefeld. July in Bielefeld sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Strbske Pleso.

Things to do in Bielefeld

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strbske Pleso, Slovakia

— 2 nights
Štrbské Pleso is a favorite ski, tourist, and health resort in the High Tatras, Slovakia located on the lake by the same name. Take a break from Strbske Pleso with a short trip to Zelene pleso in Vysoke Tatry, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Strbske Pleso Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Predne Solisko, ski along the peaceful trails at Strbske Pleso, and take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Skok.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Strbske Pleso journey maker website.

Getting from Bielefeld to Strbske Pleso by car takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Strbske Pleso

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Strbske Pleso to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Split, Croatia

— 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from Split with a short trip to Historic City of Trogir in Trogir, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, stop by By Lyna Conceptstore, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Split trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Budapest to Split takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Budapest in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (St. Martin's Parish Church, Bled Castle, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Split in July, with highs in Ljubljana at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Arena di Verona, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lucerne.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Old Town, Bahnhofstrasse, &more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and admire the striking features of Lucerne Station.

Plan a Lucerne trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Venice to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in July, with highs in Lucerne at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris online trip builder.

Fly from Lucerne to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll set off for Calpe on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Calpe, Spain

— 7 nights
Explore Calpe's surroundings by going to Benidorm (Exposicion Los Clicks Toman Benidorm, Mundomar, &more), Cala Denia (in Denia) and Javea (Playa del Arenal & Playa La Granadella). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Promenade of Calpe, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Levante, hike along Sendero Voramar - Calalga o Bassetes, and go for a walk through Paseo Ecologico Principe De Asturias.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Calpe trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paris to Calpe. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Calpe to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Calpe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.

Costa Blanca travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Nightlife · Landmarks
With over 200 km (124 mi) of sandy beaches and tranquil waters, Costa Blanca is one of Europe’s most popular vacation destinations. The modern seaside resorts of this sun-warmed coastline draw over 6 million visitors each year. But while Costa Blanca’s beaches dip right into the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea, deeper inland, verdant valleys and charming villages buzz with traditional Spanish cultural attractions. The entire region is blessed with stunning natural wonders, which include hidden coves, underwater caves, and dense forests. Its grand mountain ranges provide a vivid backdrop for ancient villages, offering plenty of authentic color to be explored.