32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
Bus to Roma Tiburtina, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

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

Cairns, Australia to Berlin is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Cairns to Berlin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, visit Trastevere, and have fun and explore at Welcome To Rome.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vatican City.
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Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

Vatican City, Italy — 1 night

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatican City trip planner.

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. In May, daytime highs in Vatican City are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Vatican City to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Vatican City in May, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, then see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Staffetta Tap Room.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pisa road trip site.

Drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, stroll around Ciutadella Park, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and visit El Barri Gòtic.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Barcelona vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Pisa to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne, France — 1 night

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 15th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Porte Narbonnaise, steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, and then brush up on your military savvy at Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Carcassonne when traveling from Barcelona in May, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 1 night

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 17th (Wed), stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lyon route site.

You can fly from Nice to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Lyon when traveling from Nice in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Paris, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and finally stroll around Hyde Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London online itinerary maker.

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. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Frans Hals Museum). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route builder website.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 1 night

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. May in Cologne sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.
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Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 27th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, then take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, and finally snap pictures at Alte Brucke.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Frankfurt online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg, Germany — 1 night

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Die Rossmuhle, make a trip to Schmiedgasse, then don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt, and finally ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg online tour planner.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Frankfurt in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rothenburg: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.
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Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Nuremberg, Germany — 1 night

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally take in the views from Karlsbruecke.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munich.
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Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Munich, Germany — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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