37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
Train
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Varenna, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 7 nights
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Paris, France — 7 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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Interlaken.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 22:

Interlaken, Switzerland — 4 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.
Visit Old Town and Chateau de Chillon for their historical value. Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Museum Rosengart Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)) and Bahnhofstrasse (in Zurich). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, and admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Varenna.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Varenna, Italy — 4 nights

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Forte Montecchio Nord and Castello di Vezio. You'll explore and learn at Villa Carlotta and Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varenna: Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde (in Morbegno), Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and Riva Bianca Beach (in Lierna). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Tranquilla, and wander the streets of Menaggio.

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You can drive from Interlaken to Varenna in 4 hours. In August, Varenna is somewhat warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Siena.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Siena, Italy — 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Head to La Bottega Dei Sapori (S.N.C.) and Balducci Ceramicafor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo della Porziuncola and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard, Studio d'Arte Santagostino, &more), Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa) and Assisi (Eremo delle Carceri & Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip tool.

You can fly from Varenna to Siena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varenna in August, expect nights in Siena to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Positano.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:

Positano, Italy — 5 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Ravello will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo della Carta and MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano Positano. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela), Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Sorrento (Corso Italia, Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, stop by Artigianato Rallo, and stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

Make your Positano itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Siena to Positano by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Siena in September since evenings lows in Positano dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 9:

Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. For shopping fun, head to Ermou Street or Ioannidou Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Plaka, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, stop by Sandal Mania, and admire the masterpieces at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Athens attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Positano to Athens in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Fira.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Fira, Greece — 7 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Let the collections at MATI Art Gallery and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos capture your imagination. Head to Aquamarine Jewelry and Mnemossyne Galleryfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Red Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, and don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fira road trip planning app.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Fira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 19:

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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