38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Limoges, France
— 7 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Genoa, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
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Pescara, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Trieste, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Buchs St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
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Paris, France
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Paris, France

— 3 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: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris route planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Paris, you'll gain 8.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Limoges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Limoges, France

— 7 nights

Porcelain City

Known for its medieval enamels on copper (Limoges enamels), its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain), and for its oak barrels used for Cognac production, Limoges has a creative flair with historic significance.
Get out of town with these interesting Limoges side-trips: Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (Chateau de Castelnaud & Chateau des Milandes), Chateau de Beynac (in Beynac-et-Cazenac) and Les Jardins de Marqueyssac (in Vezac). Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, and admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Limoges.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Limoges road trip app.

Getting from Paris to Limoges by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Limoges can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Limoges

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at La Concha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Peine del Viento, wander the streets of Parte Vieja, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Buen Pastor Cathedral, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Limoges to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Limoges in September since evenings lows in San Sebastian - Donostia dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Beaches · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Toulouse, France

— 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, take in the views from Pont Neuf, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Toulouse day trip app.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Toulouse takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Toulouse sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Toulouse

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

Marseille, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille vacation maker website.

You can drive from Toulouse to Marseille in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. September in Marseille sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll set off for Nice on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Nice, France

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Nice, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo online vacation maker.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In October in Monte-Carlo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Genoa.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Genoa, Italy

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 4th (Fri), make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Genoa road trip website.

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Genoa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.
Highlights from your trip

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Rome, Italy

— 2 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, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Amalfi, Italy

— 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, get outside with Walk of the Gods, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, stop by La Bottega delle Arti, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amalfi trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Amalfi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pescara.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Pescara, Italy

— 1 night
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tortoreto Lido and then make a splash at Acquapark Onda Blu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lungomare di Montesilvano and then take in the views from Ponte del Mare.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pescara trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Pescara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amalfi in October since evenings lows in Pescara dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Venice.

Things to do in Pescara

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pescara to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Trieste, Italy

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
On the 18th (Fri), get outside with Grotta Gigante, explore the activities along Golfo di Trieste, and then make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Trieste online route maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Trieste takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Trieste can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Milan.

Things to do in Trieste

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Milan online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Milan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Milan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Lucerne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in October, things will get slightly colder in Lucerne: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buchs St. Gallen.
Highlights from your trip

Buchs St. Gallen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
On the 20th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Werdenberg and then identify plant and animal life at Heidiland.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Buchs St. Gallen trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Lucerne to Buchs St. Gallen in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Buchs St. Gallen can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Basel.

Things to do in Buchs St. Gallen

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basel, Switzerland

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 21st (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel online road trip planner.

You can drive from Buchs St. Gallen to Basel in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Basel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Basel

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Paris, France

City of Light

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Basel to Paris by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train; or drive. On the 21st (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites