38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC, United States
Bus + Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Bus:  4 h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Bratislava, Slovakia
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
9
Arles, France
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 15 min
10
Annecy, France
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 45 min
11
Beaune, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
12
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
13
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

1
day
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.
On the 17th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Basilica of the Holy Blood, Belfry of Bruges, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste au Beguinage, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
The Markt ©
The Markt

4
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip website.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Prague online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Prague are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and examine the collection at The Hofburg.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vienna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

few
hours
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, then take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck, then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bratislava trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bratislava are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth
UFO Observation Deck ©
UFO Observation Deck

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip app.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Budapest sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): head outdoors with Quai Rauba Capeu, then visit Vieille Ville, then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then make a trip to Place Massena.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planning site.

Fly from Budapest to Nice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue and then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Arles sightseeing planner.

Getting from Nice to Arles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Arles, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Annecy.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

2
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to La Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally explore the activities along Lake Annecy. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pont des Amours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Annecy trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Arles to Annecy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Arles in July, with highs in Annecy at 80°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
Pont des Amours ©
Pont des Amours

2
nights
Beaune, France

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): walk around Parc de la Bouzaize, do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, then examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, then stop by Athenaeum, and finally learn about winemaking at Patriarche Pere & Fils. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Halle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, then don't miss a visit to Owl's Trail, and finally admire the local landmark of Jardin Darcy.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Beaune trip website.

Drive from Annecy to Beaune in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Beaune, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Colmar.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trip

Dijon
Highlights from your plan
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien ©
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon
Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu ©
Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu

2
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to Statue of Liberty, and then admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Colmar trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Beaune to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Enjoy Paris some more: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Le Marais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Colmar to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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