36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
4
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
6
Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
7
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
8
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
9
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
10
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
11
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
12
Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
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 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Archeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), then ponder the design of Horse Head Drinking Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Sint-Gillis kerk (St Giles'Church), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, admire the striking features of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, stroll around Minnewaterpark, steep yourself in history at Sashuis, then explore the world behind art at Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Arentshof.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges day trip tool.

Durham, UK to Bruges is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Bruges due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Sint-Walburgakerk ©
Sint-Walburgakerk
Sint-Gillis kerk (St Giles'Church) ©
Sint-Gillis kerk (St Giles'Church)
Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument ©

3
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): walk around Stadspark, stop by l'Odyssee, don't miss a visit to Beguinage, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Jacob Antwerpen, and finally admire the natural beauty at Plantentuin. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Park Spoor Noord, wander the streets of Zuid (the South), then make a trip to Kloosterstraat, then appreciate the history behind Pieter Appelmans Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at Nello & Patrasche Statue.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Antwerp tour site.

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bruges in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Antwerp, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Plantentuin ©
Plantentuin
Park Spoor Noord ©
Park Spoor Noord
Zuid (the South) ©
Zuid (the South)

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik and Marina Volendam. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Volendam to see Mondial Museum about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to De Gooyer Windmill, examine the collection at Amsterdam EXPO, admire the striking features of De Zoeker Molen, and explore the world behind art at Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel planner.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zaandam, Volendam, Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve, Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik
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Mondial Museum ©
Mondial Museum
Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik ©
Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik
Marina Volendam ©
Marina Volendam

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Deichstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Hauptkirche St. Katharinen, then see the interesting displays at Dialog in Silence, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hauptkirche St. Jacobi, and finally don't miss a visit to Domkirche St. Marien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Old Botanical Garden, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Café Elbgold , and finally see the interesting displays at Museumsschiff Cap San Diego.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hamburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In July, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Museumsschiff Cap San Diego ©
Museumsschiff Cap San Diego
Deichstrasse ©
Deichstrasse
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mauerpark and Neues Palais. Change things up with a short trip to Brandenburger Tor Potsdam in Potsdam (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin, take a stroll through Mitte, browse the different shops at Mall of Berlin, and snap pictures at Oberbaum Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Potsdam
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Classic Remise Berlin ©
Classic Remise Berlin
Mauerpark ©
Mauerpark
Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais

2
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
On the 31st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Magdalene Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Most Pokutnic, appreciate the extensive heritage of Solny Square, then don't miss a visit to Pomnik „Ku czci Zwierząt Rzeźnych”, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Odra River. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at GOjump Wroclaw Park Trampolin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at White Stork Synagogue, then see the interesting displays at MovieGate, then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum Topacz (Muzeum Motoryzacji Topacz), and finally join the crowd at Wroclaw Racing Center - indoor karting.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wroclaw trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Wroclaw takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Wroclaw are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
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GOjump Wroclaw Park Trampolin ©
GOjump Wroclaw Park Trampolin
Pomnik „Ku czci Zwierząt Rzeźnych”
Pomnik „Ku czci Zwierząt Rzeźnych”
St. Mary Magdalene Church ©
St. Mary Magdalene Church

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nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 2nd (Tue), test your team's savvy at Enigma RoomR - Escape room game, then don't miss a visit to Josef Pilsudski Monument, then examine the collection at Muzeum Polskiej Wódki (Polish Vodka Museum), and finally see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Photoplasticon, have some family-friendly fun at Invisible Exhibition - Niewidzialna Wystawa, then steep yourself in history at Umschlagplatz, and finally contemplate the long history of Czapski Palace.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Warsaw online tour planner.

Getting from Wroclaw to Warsaw by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Czapski Palace ©
Czapski Palace

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kanonicza and Przegorzaly Castle. Next up on the itinerary: visit ICE Krakow Congress Center, take in panoramic vistas at Baszta Sandomierska - Sandomierska Tower, make a trip to Tyniec Historic Village, and steep yourself in history at Church on the Rock (Kosciol na Skalce).

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums · Historic Sites
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Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum
ICE Krakow Congress Center ©
ICE Krakow Congress Center
Church of the Holy Cross ©
Church of the Holy Cross

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wachau Valley and MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Krems an der Donau (Piaristenkirche & Winzer Krems), Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein) and Stift Heiligenkreuz (in Heiligenkreuz). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna, make a trip to Michaelerplatz, steep yourself in history at Hofmobiliendepot - Imperial Furniture Collection, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Fly from Krakow to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Krems an der Donau, Wachau Valley, Myrafaelle, Burgruine Duernstein, Stift Heiligenkreuz
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
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St. Marx Cemetery ©
St. Marx Cemetery
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Burgruine Duernstein
Burgruine Duernstein

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Westpark, Japanischer Garten and Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Mariensaule, appreciate the history behind Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, and get engrossed in the history at Bavarian National Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Vienna in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Munich, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Staatliche Antikensammlung
Staatliche Antikensammlung
Westpark, Japanischer Garten ©
Westpark, Japanischer Garten
Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst ©
Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zoological Museum and Seebad Enge. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Seebad Utoquai, examine the collection at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, take an in-depth tour of Zunfthaus zur Meisen, and get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Rathaus).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
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Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich
Zoological Museum ©
Zoological Museum
Seebad Utoquai ©
Seebad Utoquai

4
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parc Bertrand and Mon-Repos Park. The adventure continues: walk around Parc Trembley, see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, meet the residents at Parc aux animaux du Bois-de-la-Batie, and make a trip to Banc de la Treille.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva attractions planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Geneva sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
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Mon-Repos Park ©
Mon-Repos Park
Parc Bertrand ©
Parc Bertrand
Parc Trembley ©
Parc Trembley

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