38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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La Condamine, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 4 nights
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Orschwiller, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London online tour planner.

Charlotte, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charlotte to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in May; daily highs in London reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Walplein, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. On your second day here, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, raise your glass at 2be Beer Wall, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Koetshuis.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bruges visit planner.

Do a combination of car and train from London to Bruges in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bruges due to the time zone difference. May in Bruges sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, visit The Jordaan, and then wander the streets of Leidseplein.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with art4berlin GALLERY, then admire the masterpieces at Sammlung Hoffman, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. Jewish Museum in Prague and Powder Tower will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, view the masterpieces at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Koller Gallery. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, stroll through Roman Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Prague, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at The Hofburg, contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, then stop by Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally look for gifts at FreyWille.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online travel planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Vienna are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 4th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Verona, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, admire the landmark architecture of Domus Mercatorum, then contemplate the long history of Piazza delle Erbe, then head outdoors with King Rock arrampicata, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Verona tour builder website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Verona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, Verona is somewhat warmer than Salzburg - with highs of 84°F and lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Mon), make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Milan online journey planner.

Drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Milan sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to La Condamine.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

La Condamine, Monaco

— 2 nights
La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. On the 10th (Wed), Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, browse the exhibits of Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Les Grands Chais Monegasques, browse the exhibits of The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, contemplate the long history of Vieux Monaco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our La Condamine day trip website.

Traveling by car from Milan to La Condamine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Milan in June, you will find days in La Condamine are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cannes.

Things to do in La Condamine

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cannes, France

— 4 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Appreciate the collections at Musée Marc Chagall and Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes. Step out of Cannes with an excursion to Palais Lascaris in Nice--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Castre, and take a peaceful walk through Lérins Islands.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes day trip tool.

You can drive from La Condamine to Cannes in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from La Condamine in June since evenings lows in Cannes dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Orschwiller.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Orschwiller, France

— 3 nights
Orschwiller is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in northeastern France.The Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg is located in the commune. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Domaine Fernand Engel, then do a tasting at Domaine Koeberle-Kreyer, then look for gifts at Ehret Creation, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier des Passeurs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): do a tasting at Domaine Allimant-Laugner, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Maurice, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Claude et Christophe Bleger, and finally step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Orschwiller trip planner.

You can fly from Cannes to Orschwiller in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cannes in June, Orschwiller is slightly colder at night with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Orschwiller

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Orschwiller to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.