44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 9 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lichtenstein, Germany
— 1 day
Drive to Stuttgart Airport, Fly to Vienna International Airport
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 17 nights

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Rome, Italy

— 9 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get in touch with nature at Colle Aventino and Isola Tiberina. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza del Campidoglio and Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Cattedrale di Santa Margherita (in Montefiascone) and Viterbo (Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Viterbo Historic Centre, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, don't miss a visit to Domus Aurea, explore the ancient world of National Roman Museum - Baths of Diocletian, and examine the collection at Complesso del Vittoriano.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online travel planner.

Tunis, Tunisia to Rome is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tunis in April: high temperatures in Rome hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Regards de Provence and Museum of the Foreign Legion. Get in touch with nature at Le Sentier Du Lezard and EVTT Provence. Step out of Marseille to go to Cassis and see Calanque d'En-Vau, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Laurent, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de la Mission de France, examine the collection at Musee de l'Aviation, and get a taste of the local shopping with Musee du Savon de Marseille La Licorne.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Marseille in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Marseille sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Tsar Peter House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Basilica, then examine the collection at Museum Vrolik, and finally see the interesting displays at Amsterdam Pipe Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam route builder site.

Getting from Marseille to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marseille in April: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll through Arentshof, look for gifts at Chocolates & Happiness, steep yourself in history at Brugse Vrije, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Bakery Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Landhuis Saint Walburga Church, and then see the interesting displays at Abdijmuseum Ten Duinen.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bruges itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Bruges sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Chateau Esch-sur-Sure, explore the historical opulence of Larochette Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Beaufort Castles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, stroll around Parcs de la Petrusse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint John the Baptist, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Holy Ghost Citadel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Luxembourg City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Montreux, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, examine the collection at Musee Historique de Lausanne, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Musée de Montreux, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Vincent, then take in nature's colorful creations at Alpine Garden La Rambertia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Nabokov.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux online tour planner.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Montreux in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Winterthur Kunstmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Fotomuseum, and then examine the collection at Villa Flora Winterthur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, then take an in-depth tour of Richard Wagner Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch.

To plan Lucerne vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Montreux to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lichtenstein.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Lichtenstein, Germany

— 1 day
On the 23rd (Fri), make a trip to Schoenbergturm Pfullingen, Head underground at Nebelhohle, get in on the family fun at Abenteuer Park Schloss Lichtenstein, then explore the fascinating underground world of Barenhohle Sonnenbuhl, and finally get engrossed in the history at Osterei-Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lichtenstein trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lichtenstein in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Lichtenstein can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Lichtenstein

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Remise Verkehrsmuseum. Karikaturmuseum and Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Castle Grafenegg (in Grafenegg), Stift Heiligenkreuz (in Heiligenkreuz) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Burg Liechtenstein, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and contemplate the long history of Chapel of St. Virgil.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna journey site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lichtenstein to Vienna. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Goreme.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Goreme, Turkey

— 17 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Appreciate the collections at Zelve Open Air Museum and Kapadokya Ebru Sanat Evi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Goreme National Park and Gore Harabeleri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Gumusler Monastery (in Nigde), Gomeda Vadisi (in Mustafapasa) and Nevsehir (Hacıbektaş Veli Müzesi, Hacibektas, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Red Valley, take in the dramatic natural features at Zemi Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi, and see the interesting displays at Urgup Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip planning site.

You can fly from Vienna to Goreme in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vienna to Goreme, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April in Goreme, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.