38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chalons-en-Champagne, France
— 2 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Bus
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bari, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parc du Champ de Mars and Memorial De La Shoah. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Pont-Neuf, see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, pause for some serene contemplation at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, and ponder the design of Marie De Medicis Fountain.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip app.

Glasgow, UK to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Glasgow in July, things will get a bit warmer in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chalons-en-Champagne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Chalons-en-Champagne, France

— 2 nights
Châlons-en-Champagne is a city in France. On the 5th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Archives de la Marne, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Alpin, then examine the collection at Musee du Cloitre de Notre Dame-en-Vaux, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue de Jean Talon. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Champagne Alfred Tritant, learn about winemaking at Champagne Pierre Morlet, then don't miss a visit to Les Attelages de Verzenay, and finally do a tasting at Champagne Thierry Rodez.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chalons-en-Champagne trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Paris to Chalons-en-Champagne takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Wineries · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 8th (Thu), stop by Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, take a leisurely stroll along Seebad Utoquai, then contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Oberer Letten, and finally stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Chalons-en-Champagne to Zurich. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 10th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schynige Platte, and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, then get outside with Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Lugano, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore hidden gems such as Lido San Domenico and Tibetan bridge "Carasc". Go for a jaunt from Lugano to Monte Carasso to see Curzutt about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano, get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico Gandria, stop by Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse, and walk around Parco del Tassino.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lugano online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Interlaken to Lugano by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Interlaken in July, expect Lugano to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Milan, Italy

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): head outdoors with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, see some colorful creatures with 4Sub Scuola Sub PADI Milano, and then examine the collection at Armani Silos. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Pieta Rondanini, then listen to music at La Casa Maledetta, then see the interesting displays at Casa Milan, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ospedale Maggiore Ca' Granda Universita Statale.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

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 17th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then visit Cannaregio, then explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, and finally steep yourself in history at Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary, then get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata lungo la restera, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, then stop by Janniderma, and then examine the collection at Museo Stefano Bardini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence sightseeing planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palazzo donn'Anna and Via delle Tombe. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Pasticceria Arienzo (in Volla) and Pompeii (House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, &more). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limone, wander the streets of Decumani di Napoli, and go for a stroll along the water at Santa Lucia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Naples driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bari.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Bari, Italy

— 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Porto antico di Monopoli, then take in the views from Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Marchione. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Muraglia di Bari Vecchia, see the sky in a new way at Planetario Sky Skan, and then don't miss a visit to Strada delle Orecchiette.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bari online journey maker.

Getting from Naples to Bari by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 29th (Thu), look for gifts at The Loom, look for all kinds of wild species at ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, then take a memorable tour with Seahorse Dive Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Faneromeni. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Bari to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Bari in July, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Fira, Greece

— 5 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Helicopter Tours and Vlychada Beach. And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, surround yourself with nature on Bella Aurora & Thalassa, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira road trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Fira are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aeropark Budapest and Royal Palace of Godollo. Step out of Budapest with an excursion to Hungaroring in Mogyorod--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, look for gifts at Reflexshop, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture of the Boys of the Pal Street, and enjoy some diversion at Budapest Shooting.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Budapest takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fira in August; daily highs in Budapest reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Canton of Bern travel guide

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Mountains · Waterfalls · Parasailing & Paragliding
The Canton of Bern is home to a diverse landscape of plateaus, breathtaking mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. In the capital city you'll find the Old Town, built in a loop of the river Aare. Its sandstone houses, narrow streets, fountains, and medieval atmosphere have earned it World Heritage Status. Sightseeing stops on your itinerary include the 101 m (331 ft) high platform at the Rose Garden, the bear family at Bear Park, and the Houses of Parliament that often open their doors to tourists. Shop the 6 km (3.7 mi) long covered medieval promenade, the longest shopping arcade in Europe. The boutiques, bars, and cabaret stages, some housed in vaulted cellars, are among Bern's other tourist attractions. Outside of the capital city, hike valleys and foothills, or take on the staggeringly steep mountain cliffs by ski or snowboard.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.