52 days in Western Europe Itinerary

52 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dortmund, Germany
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Placa d'Espanya, Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Camp Nou. L'Eixample District and Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes will appeal to history buffs. We've also included these beaches for you: Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona and Playa Cala Sa Boadella. Venture out of the city with trips to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (in Montmelo), Lloret de Mar (Parish Church of Sant Roma, Modernist Cemetery, &more) and Montserrat (Montserrat Museum, Santa Cueva de Montserrat, &more). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the masterpieces at Museu del Modernisme, step into the grandiose world of Torre Bellesguard, and stop by Barri de Gracia.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Barcelona online route maker.

Baghdad, Iraq to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Baghdad to Barcelona. Traveling from Baghdad in May, you will find days in Barcelona are colder (25°C), and nights are little chillier (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Valencia, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Real monasterio de Santa Maria, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Xeraco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen del Castillo, examine the collection at Chocolates Comes Museum, then kick back and relax at Playa del Perellonet, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa De La Devesa Del Saler. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of John's Saints, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan del Hospital, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, then examine the collection at Museu del Patriarca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Martin Obispo y San Antonio Abad, and finally examine the collection at Casa de las Rocas.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Valencia trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Seville.

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan as well as Estadio Benito Villamarin. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Magdalena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Antonio Abad (El Silencio), take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de San Jose, learn about all things military at Museo Militar Regional, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Jesus del Gran Poder, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Pedro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, admire the masterpieces at Centro de la Cerámica de Triana, see where the action happens at Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, then see where the action happens at Estadio Benito Villamarin, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palacio de San Telmo.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seville day trip planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Seville are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica de San Vicente and Convento de Santa Teresa. Visit Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes and Barrio de Salamanca for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: La Silla de Felipe II (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial), Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno) and Segovia (Iglesia de San Millán, La Muralla de Segovia, &more). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Andrés, examine the collection at Museo del Convento de la Encarnacion, and wander the streets of La Latina.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Madrid are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Musee de l'Aviation, get outside with Palais des Sports de Toulon, admire the masterpieces at Hotel des Arts, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-De-La-Seds de Toulon, then get outside with Le Sentier du Littoral, and finally get outside with Toulon Plongee. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Pavillon M, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Arts Africains, Oceaniens, Amerindiens (MAAOA), admire the masterpieces at Musee Grobet-Labadie, see the top attractions with Tours in Provence - Day Tours, then don't miss a visit to Eglise du Saint-Esprit, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Tapisseries.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Marseille online travel route planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Marseille in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Marseille sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, then kick back and relax at Coco Beach, then hike along Mala Beach Coastal Path, and finally take a memorable drive along Tete de Chien. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Les Musees de La Citadelle, make a trip to Eglise, see the interesting displays at Musee des Coquillages, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, then cruise along La Pointe de Saint Hospice, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa Santo Sospir.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nice tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Marseille, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 14th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Site Archéologique de Larina, explore the fascinating underground world of Les Grottes de La Balme, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Perouges, steep yourself in history at Basilique d'Ars, then examine the collection at Musee de Cires, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plan D'Eau de Bordelan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Le Chateau de Gourdan, take an in-depth tour of Musee de l'alambic - Distillerie Jean Gauthier, make a trip to Temple d'Auguste et de Livie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice, then explore the ancient world of Jardin de Cybele, and finally examine the collection at Musee Henri Malartre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Lyon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de Montmartre, then don't miss a visit to Triumphal Way (Voie Triomphale), and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Philippe-Chatrier Court, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Malmaison, get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas' House, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de St-Germain, and finally steep yourself in history at Académie Équestre de Versailles.

For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip site.

Fly from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lyon in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial and Highgate Cemetery. Get some historical perspective at Jane Austen's House and Westminster Cathedral. Explore London's surroundings by going to Duxford (American Air Museum & Classic Wings), Wimpole Estate (in Arrington) and University of Cambridge (in Cambridge). There's still lots to do: stop by South Bank, walk around Primrose Hill, explore the galleries of Lord's Cricket Ground, and examine the collection at Chawton House.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London journey planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Nether Alderley Mill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church, contemplate the long history of Adlington Hall, get engrossed in the history at Quarry Bank Mill & Chapel Woods, then explore the historical opulence of Mow Cop Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lovell Quinta Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Chorlton Water Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Name Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Buddhist Centre, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery of Costume, then get outside with Urban Altitude, and finally contemplate the long history of Gibson Mill.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester visit app.

Traveling by flight from London to Manchester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Liverpool Town Hall, contemplate the long history of Princes Road Synagogue, examine the collection at The Hardmans' House, then admire the masterpieces at FACT Liverpool, then admire the masterpieces at Victoria Gallery & Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through West Kirby Beach, appreciate the history behind Basingwerk Abbey, contemplate the long history of St Winefride's Well, explore the historical opulence of Rhuddlan Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marble Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Asaph Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Liverpool planning tool.

Getting from Manchester to Liverpool by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Newcastle, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Annalong Cornmill and Harbour, stroll through Seascope Hatchery, view the masterpieces at Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs, hike along Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails, then take an in-depth tour of Newry and Mourne Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Ballymacdermot Cairn. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Granite Trail, stroll through Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dundrum Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at St. John's Point Lighthouse, and finally play a few rounds at Ardglass Golf Club.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Newcastle day trip site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Liverpool to Newcastle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Dortmund.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dortmund, Germany

— 2 nights

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Propsteikirche, see the interesting displays at Zentrum fuer Internationale Lichtkunst Unna, get a taste of the local shopping with Arthaus:nowodworski, admire the masterpieces at Museum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, then get engrossed in the history at LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg, and finally examine the collection at Binarium. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Borussia Dortmund, step into the grandiose world of Hohensyburg Castle, tee off at Royal Saint Barbara's Dortmund Golf Club, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bergehalde Grosses Holz, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Promenade, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Friedenssaal - Peace Hall.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dortmund day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Newcastle to Dortmund. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newcastle to Dortmund due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newcastle in June: highs in Dortmund hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Dortmund

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Stuttgart, Germany

— 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Porsche Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Monbachtal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marienkapelle, contemplate the long history of Hirsau Schloss, steep yourself in history at Hermann Hesse Museum, then explore the ancient world of Castle Waldeck, and finally see the interesting displays at Stellwerk S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Barensee, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, examine the collection at Modemuseum im Schloss Ludwigsburg, see the interesting displays at Ludwigsburg Museum, then see the interesting displays at Erfahrungsfeld der Sinne, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Lorch.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stuttgart sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Dortmund to Stuttgart takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Deutsche Bank Park. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Holzhausenschlosschen, steep yourself in history at Deutschordenskirche, examine the collection at Ikonen Museum, then see where the action happens at Deutsche Bank Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Gruneburgpark, and finally see the interesting displays at Geldmuseum. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heusenstamm, examine the collection at Keltenwelt am Glauberg, see the interesting displays at Judenbad, then explore the historical opulence of Friedberg Castle, then contemplate the long history of Munzenberg Castle, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Alter Friedhof.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt online trip planner.

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Olympiastadion Berlin. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Strandbad Tegeler See, brush up on your military savvy at Military History Museum, contemplate the long history of Neues Palais, then step off the mainland to explore Pfaueninsel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Wannsee, and finally take an in-depth tour of Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaulsdorfer Seen, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Muggelsee, see the interesting displays at German-Russian Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Berlinische Galerie, then admire the masterpieces at Urban Nation, and finally see the interesting displays at KORPERWELTEN im Menschen Museum Berlin.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip maker.

Fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Visit Basilika St. Emmeram and Liberation Hall for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Schlossmuseum Murnau and Schokoladenmanufaktur Barbara Kronner. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Kelheim (Saint Georg Abbey Church & Donaudurchbruch), Regensburg (Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirchengemeinde Dreieinigkeitskirche & Golf Museum) and Mittenwald (Ferchensee Lake, Lautersee, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Freilchtmuseum Glentleiten, get outside with Ammersee, kick back and relax at Strandbad St. Alban, and stroll around Buchheim Museum of Imagination.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Munich are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Triennale Milano and Chiesa di San Michele al Pozzo Bianco. Get outdoors at Parco Lago Segrino and Il Sentiero delle Espressioni. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte (in Civate), Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello) and Villa e Collezione Panza (in Varese). The adventure continues: get great views at Campanone o Torre Civica, get to know the fascinating history of Arnosto Antico Borgo, explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Vigilio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Milan journey maker tool.

You can fly from Munich to Milan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in July; daily highs in Milan reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Geremia e Lucia, explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, then view the masterpieces at San Marco 801, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Fortuny (Pesaro degli Orfei), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata lungo la restera. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice online journey planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, take in the exciting artwork at Renessans, get a taste of the local shopping with M.G. Design, steep yourself in history at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Di Camaiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Brancacci, stroll the grounds of Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, learn about winemaking at Poggio al Bosco, then learn about winemaking at Fattoria Casa Sola, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Casa Emma.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano, delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano, explore the ancient world of Via delle Tombe, then delve into the distant past at Fullonica di Stephanus, then delve into the distant past at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), and finally explore the ancient world of Tempio d'Iside. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at House of the Skeleton, explore the ancient world of College of the Augustales, delve into the distant past at Casa dei Cervi, then explore the ancient world of La Terrazza di M. Nonio Balbo, then explore the ancient world of Partem Domus lignea - Casa del Tramezzo di Legno, and finally explore the ancient world of Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Naples planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Naples sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 3 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 outdoors at Isola Tiberina and Bau Beach. Visit Villa Farnesina and Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo for their historical value. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Maccarese (Paradise Beach & Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare), Necropoli della Banditaccia (in Cerveteri) and Moai Beach (in Passo Oscuro). There's still lots to do: have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Necropolis, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna, and steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Pancrazio.

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Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

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.