41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Chalons-en-Champagne, France
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Rouen, France
— 1 night
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Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
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Cognac, France
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Pristina, Kosovo
— 2 nights
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights

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Chalons-en-Champagne, France

— 2 nights
Châlons-en-Champagne is a city in France. Venture out of the city with trips to Epernay (Champagne Georges Cartier, Champagne Janisson Baradon et Fils, &more), Hautvillers (Champagne G. Tribaut, Champagne Joseph Desruets, &more) and Nigloland, Parc D'Attractions & Hotel (in Dolancourt). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Champagne DOMI, make a trip to La Chocolaterie Thibaut, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Alpin, and see the interesting displays at L'Espace "Chalons, Ville d'art et d'histoire".

Make your Chalons-en-Champagne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Paris to Chalons-en-Champagne is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in Chalons-en-Champagne can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Theme Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 3 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luxembourg City: MNHM National Museum of Military History (in Diekirch), Vianden (Altstadt Vianden. & Vianden Castle) and Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, make a trip to Place Guillaume II, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and admire the striking features of Abbey of Echternach.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City route app.

Traveling by car from Chalons-en-Champagne to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. June in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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.
Make your Paris itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Luxembourg City to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for Rouen on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Rouen, France

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 26th (Sat), make a trip to Collegiale Notre-Dame des Andelys, explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, then admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, and finally make a trip to Monument Jeanne d'Arc. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Place du Vieux-Marche, then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen online route planner.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rouen: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Bayeux, France

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain), Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Deauville Beach (in Deauville City). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Mont-Saint-Michel fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cognac.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Cognac, France

— 2 nights
Cognac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. Venture out of the city with trips to La Vallee des Singes (in Romagne), Saintes (Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Basilique Saint-Eutrope de Saintes, &more) and Embarcadere Port de Montfaucon (in Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Martell Cognac's Visitors Center, make a trip to Association Hermione-La Fayette, find something for the whole family at Le Chateau des Enigmes de Pons, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Public de Cognac.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cognac trip maker tool.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Cognac in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July: highs in Cognac hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Cognac

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 6th (Tue), do a tasting at Chateau Laniote, do a tasting at Chateau de Reignac, don't miss a visit to Place du Parlement, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse. Keep things going the next day: stop by LivroZenfan, wander the streets of Promenade Sainte Catherine, take in the views from Pont de Pierre, learn about winemaking at Chateau Paloumey, then find something for the whole family at Parc de la Coccinelle, and finally see some colorful creatures with Hydrosphere Plongee.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux holiday planner.

You can drive from Cognac to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Belgrade.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 8th (Thu), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get to know the resident critters at Belgrade Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then enjoy breathtaking views from The Millenary Monument, and finally don't miss a visit to Zemunski kej. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Yugoslavia, brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum, wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, then wander the streets of Skadarlija, and finally get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Belgrade journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Belgrade takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Belgrade sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pristina.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Pristina, Kosovo

— 2 nights
Long regarded as a gray and traffic-congested provincial town with little tourist appeal, Pristina today possesses a youthful vibrance and a newfound sense of sophistication, as the result of the city's large community of foreign functionaries.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Tomb of Sultan Murat, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Mother Tereza, get advice or help at Pristina National Library, then explore the galleries of Kosovo Museum, then explore the galleries of Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, witness the site of a historic battle at Field of Blackbirds, pause for some photo ops at Bill Clinton Statue, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, then pause for some photo ops at Newborn Monument, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Džamija cara.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pristina online vacation planner.

You can drive from Belgrade to Pristina in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Podgorica, Montenegro

— 2 nights
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrog Monastery and then take in the views from Millennium Bridge. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Morača River, explore the fascinating underground world of Lipa Cave, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then ponder the design of Old Fountain in Virpazar, then explore the activities along Lake Skadar, and finally snap pictures at Virpazar Stone Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Podgorica trip planner.

You can drive from Pristina to Podgorica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Podgorica

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, approximately Cavtat away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik route tool.

You can drive from Podgorica to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
On the 18th (Sun), make a trip to Sarajevo Memorial for Children Killed during Siege, make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, take in the views from Latin Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then make a trip to Vijećnica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sarajevo, then explore the galleries of Galerija 11/07/95, and finally see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Sarajevo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Zagreb.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Zagreb takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Zagreb sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Bled Island, Bled Castle, &more) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Congress Square (Kongresni trg), explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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 24th (Sat): make a trip to Stephansplatz, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, then make a trip to Hundertwasserhaus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 2 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Andreyevskiy Spusk, pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Kyiv (Kiev) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in July, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Monuments · Landmarks · History Museums
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.

Kosovo travel guide

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Monuments · Museums · Churches
A disputed territory in the central Balkans, Kosovo is considered by many nations to be Europe's newest country. The independent state, once part of Serbia, has no shortage of colorful history. Tourism is still a small industry in the country, and visitors will witness the scars of war as recently as 1999, when Serbia revoked the territory's autonomy. Today, Kosovo is mainly ethnically Albanian, with a Serb majority in the north, as well as large numbers of ethnic minorities. Active UN troops still work in the country, guarding Serbian monasteries that date back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Despite this, Kosovo is a safe and stable country to visit to explore off-the-beaten path. The mix of World Heritage Sites, wild countryside, and welcoming hospitality will surely bring visitors in droves as the word gets out.