36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome To Rome, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online vacation maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in April, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 20th (Thu), get great views at Mt Boron and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Nice, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lyon trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in April, Lyon is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Maison Pfister, then take in the pleasant sights at Grand Rue De Colmar, and then don't miss a visit to Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin, then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then see the interesting displays at Musee du Jouet.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colmar trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Colmar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Colmar are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 25th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, then stop by La Petite France, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

Paris, France — 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

Discover how to plan a Paris trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.
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Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Markt, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bruges online visit planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Gockelreiterbrunnen, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Nuremberg trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Nuremberg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planning site.

Getting from Nuremberg to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.
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Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Ljubljana, Slovenia — 2 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at Wine Tasting Bled, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then head off the coast to Bled Island, and finally explore the activities along Ljubljanica River. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Volčji Potok Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, then take in the views from Triple Bridge, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Split.
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Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Split, Croatia — 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, then learn more about the world around you at Diocletians Dream, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Split trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Split in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Split, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vienna trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Split to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in May, things will get little chillier in Vienna: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Budapest.
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Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

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.
On the 12th (Fri), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, then view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and finally appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip maker website.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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