30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
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Limone sul Garda, Italy
— 1 night
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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
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Hausach, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Arenzano, Italy
— 1 night
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Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
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Milan, Italy

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.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary builder website.

Brisbane, Australia to Milan is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in August, with highs in Milan at 34°C and lows at 22°C. You'll set off for Limone sul Garda on the 30th (Fri).
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Limone sul Garda, Italy — 1 night

Limone sul Garda is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy), on the shore of Lake Garda.HistoryDespite the presence of famous cultivations of lemons (the meaning of the city's name in Italian), the town's name is probably derived from the ancient lemos (elm) or limes (Latin: boundary, referring to the communes of Brescia and the Bishopric of Trento). Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at La Limonaia del Castel and then steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Pietro in Oliveto.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Limone sul Garda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Limone sul Garda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Limone sul Garda can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Cortina d'Ampezzo.
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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy — 1 night

Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): fly down the slopes at Rifugio Lagazuoi, delve into the distant past at Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri, and then learn about all things military at Museo Della Grande Guerra 1914-1918.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cortina d'Ampezzo travel route planner.

Drive from Limone sul Garda to Cortina d'Ampezzo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cortina d'Ampezzo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and then stop by Speckeria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Grassmayr Glockenmuseum Glockengiesserei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten, then admire the striking features of Innsbruck Hbf, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Innsbruck by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cortina d'Ampezzo in September: high temperatures in Innsbruck hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 3rd (Tue), examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and then contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church).

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg road trip website.

Getting from Innsbruck to Salzburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt, Austria — 1 night

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum Hallstatt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and finally stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hallstatt day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the striking features of BMW Headquarters and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, then see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, then get to know the fascinating history of Haidhausen, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Kunsthalle Munich.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany — 1 night

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Schwalblesklinge, then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and then wander the streets of Weissenhof Colony (Weissenhofsiedlung).

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hausach.
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Hausach, Germany — 1 night

Hausach is a town in the Ortenaukreis, in western Baden-Württemberg, Germany, first mentioned in 1259. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Schwarzwald-Modellbahn Hausach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hausach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Hausach takes 2 hours. September in Hausach sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, then wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally stop by Old Town.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Hausach to Zurich in 2.5 hours. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planning website.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli, then get great views at Harderkulm, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi, and finally identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken online vacation builder.

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Interlaken are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at 5 Lakes Walk, gain interesting insight with Hinterdorfstrasse, and then don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, look for gifts at Laderach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then make a trip to Riffelsee, and finally enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

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Getting from Interlaken to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 18th (Wed), see the interesting displays at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, then examine the collection at Musee Ariana, then examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and finally take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Geneva driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon and then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon attractions planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lyon are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 20th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Musee d’Archeologie Mediterraneenne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and then look for gifts at Maison Empereur.

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Traveling by flight from Lyon to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
On the 21st (Sat), take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice trip website.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Nice are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You will leave for Arenzano on the 22nd (Sun).
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Arenzano, Italy — 1 night

Arenzano is a coastal town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, Italy., it has a population of 11,568. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Gesu Bambino.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arenzano trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Arenzano in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Arenzano can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Margherita Ligure.
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Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy — 2 nights

Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km southeast of Genoa, in the Tigullio traditional area.Santa Margherita Ligure borders the following municipalities: Camogli, Portofino, Rapallo.It has a port, used for both tourism and fishing activities. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of the Capuchin Friars, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Girolamo al Monte di Portofino - Complesso Monumentale La Cervara, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia di Paraggi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo della Costa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Di Santa Maria Assunta, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di San Martino, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa, then make a trip to Chiesa Di San Giacomo Di Corte, and finally make a trip to Oratorio di Sant'Erasmo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santa Margherita Ligure, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Arenzano to Santa Margherita Ligure by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling 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 25th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Margherita Ligure in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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