35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly + Train:  10 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Turin, Italy
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Philadelphia, United States

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Let the collections at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, approximately The Hague away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, stop by Red Light District, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online road trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Zaanse Schans
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Carolus Borromeus Church, and finally take a stroll through Zurenborg.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip maker site.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Carolus Borromeus Church ©
Carolus Borromeus Church

4
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.
Gravensteen and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Historic Centre of Brugge. Step out of Bruges to go to Ghent and see Saint Bavo's Cathedral, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, see the interesting displays at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Bruges online holiday planner.

Getting from Antwerp to Bruges by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. March in Bruges sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll explore and learn at Belgian Comic Strip Center and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, browse the exhibits of Maison d'Erasme, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and wander the streets of Place St. Gery.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Brussels vacation planner.

Take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Brussels are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 off the beaten path and head to Île de la Cité and Musee Rodin. Louvre Museum and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. March in Paris sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Miniature et Cinema and Institut & Musee Lumiere. Get some cultural insight at Cite medievale de Perouges and Fresque des Lyonnais. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Lyon, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais

6
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Grinzane Cavour and Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama). Get some historical perspective at Santuario di Oropa and Castel Savoia. Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis (in Vicoforte), Castello di Verres (in Verres) and Castello di Issogne (in Issogne). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Risorgimento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, and examine the collection at Juventus Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lyon to Turin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in March, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are slightly colder, around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castello di Grinzane Cavour, Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis, Santuario di Oropa, Castel Savoia, Castello di Verres
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Grinzane Cavour ©
Castello di Grinzane Cavour
Santuario di Oropa ©
Santuario di Oropa
Armeria Reale ©
Armeria Reale

5
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Centro Storico and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Ferrara (Palazzo dei Diamanti & Castello Estense), Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (in Florence) and Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Turin to Bologna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in March, you will find days in Bologna are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bologna

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Florence, Ferrara, Basilica San Vitale
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

Similar Plans

38 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 37 days in Paris BY A USER FROM NORWAY October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 38 days in Paris BY A USER FROM ARMENIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 38 days in Paris BY A USER FROM GEORGIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in South America, Central America, Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM VENEZUELA November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 37 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 4 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM ITALY April, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Paris BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Paris BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Paris & Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Italy, Paris & Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans