29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Alpia Sport + Mode (in Wengen), Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen (in Lauterbrunnen) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lucerne holiday website.

New York City, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Aare Gorge, Aletsch Glacier, Alpia Sport + Mode, Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, make a trip to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Munich holiday app.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Munich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Munich are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin road trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

5
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planning site.

You can fly from Prague to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in October, with highs in Rome at 73°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

4
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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