39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Reno, United States
Fly:  19 h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h
2
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 11 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Como, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Koblenz, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
11
Cochem, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
13
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Reno, United States

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stop by Edinburgh Old Town, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary builder tool.

Reno, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Reno in June, plan for cooler days in Edinburgh, with highs around 63°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Scotch Whisky Experience ©
The Scotch Whisky Experience

11
nights
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dunnottar Castle and Glenfiddich Distillery. Huntly Castle and Fyvie Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Aberdeen: The Whisky Castle (in Tomintoul), Ballindalloch (Glenfarclas Distillery, Glenlivet Distillery, &more) and Crathes Castle (in Banchory). And it doesn't end there: tee off at Cruden Bay Golf Club, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Aberdeen, visit Footdee (Fittie), and step into the grandiose world of Braemar Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Aberdeen trip builder site.

Getting from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Aberdeen are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballindalloch, Stonehaven, Peterhead Prison Museum, Tolquhon Gallery, Strathisla Distillery Home of Chivas
Highlights from your plan
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Glenfarclas Distillery ©
Glenfarclas Distillery
Fyvie Castle ©
Fyvie Castle

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Marco and Basilica of St. Anthony. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take a stroll through Dorsoduro, and visit Campo San Toma.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Aberdeen to Venice in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Aberdeen, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Milano and Centro Storico are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Castello Sforzesco and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. When in Milan, make a side trip to see La Citta Alta in Bergamo, approximately Bergamo away. There's still lots to do: see La Casa Maledetta, visit Via Lincoln, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and admire the striking features of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan visit planner.

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Milan sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

La Citta Alta, Centro Storico
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta

6
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Menaggio and Enoteca Principessa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Isola Comacina and Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Como side-trips: Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello), I Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio) and Spiaggia di Onno (in Oliveto Lario). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Tranquilla, stroll through Lido di Lenno, shop like a local with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Como travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Como are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Como

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Bellagio, Varenna, Colico, Lido di Menaggio
Highlights from your plan
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona ©
Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

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You can drive from Como to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, Zurich is a bit cooler than Como - with highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
night
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
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 16th (Thu), visit Basel's Old Town, explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, and finally contemplate the long history of Basel Minster.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Basel tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Basel, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum and then take a stroll through La Petite France.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg trip planner.

Traveling by train from Basel to Strasbourg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alsatian Museum ©
Alsatian Museum
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

1
night
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Heidelberg online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Heidelberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Koblenz.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) ©
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) ©
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)

1
night
Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz ©
Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Eltz Castle and then make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner).

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Koblenz road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Koblenz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Koblenz, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Cochem.

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marksburg, Eltz Castle
Highlights from your plan
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Marksburg ©
Marksburg
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress ©
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

1
night
Cochem, Germany

Cochem ©
Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Metternich Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cochem trip planner.

Drive from Koblenz to Cochem in an hour. While traveling from Koblenz, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cochem, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Cologne.

Things to do in Cochem

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Metternich Castle
Highlights from your plan
Metternich Castle ©
Metternich Castle
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cologne road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cochem to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Red Light District. Visit Anne Frank House and De Duif for their historical value. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, stop by The Jordaan, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Haarlem
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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