38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Crawley, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Castle Rock and Glentress Forest. Step off the beaten path and head to Traquair House & Brewery and Yellowcraig Beach. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Dirleton Castle (in Dirleton), North Berwick (North Berwick Golf Club & North Berwick Law) and Old Temple Kirk (in Temple). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel site.

Chicago, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in Edinburgh at 65°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Crawley.
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Crawley, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Crawley is a town and borough in West Sussex, England. Get in touch with nature at Perry Air Ltd and Fisherman's Beach. Step out of Crawley with an excursion to Bluebell Vineyard Estates in Sheffield Green--about 36 minutes away.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Crawley trip builder site.

Getting from Edinburgh to Crawley by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, expect nights in Crawley to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. You'll set off for Paris on the 9th (Sat).
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau of Vincennes and Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau). Your inner history buff will appreciate Hotel de Ville and Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours. Step out of Paris to go to Chatenay-Malabry and see Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, don't miss a visit to Luxembourg Palace, see Off-Road Tours, and visit Quartier Montparnasse.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris journey planner.

Traveling by car from Crawley to Paris takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Crawley to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from Crawley in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Camino de Ronda and Bogatell Beach. Visiting San Pol Beach and Platja de Ribes Roges will get you outdoors. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Cala Pola in Tossa de Mar, about 1h 30 min away.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona sightseeing planning app.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Coco Beach and La Pointe de Saint Hospice. There's more to do: head outdoors with Sentier du Littoral and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip app.

Getting from Barcelona to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Nice are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Florence.
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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.
Tuscan Wine Tour by Italy and Wine has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Val d'Orcia and Mus.e Firenze Palazzo Vecchio. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti, ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, and wander the streets of Piazza della Repubblica.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence online vacation maker.

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cantina Fontechiara and Certosa di Milano. Get some historical perspective at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio and Chiesa di Santa Marta. Step out of Milan to go to Boca and see Santuario del SS Crocifisso di Boca, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Casa Milan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Simpliciano, steep yourself in history at Archi di Porta Nuova, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio al Palazzo.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Limmatquai and Planetary Path (Planetenweg). Get in touch with nature at Flussbad Oberer Letten and Seebad Enge. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Muri Abbey in Muri, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the waterfront at Seebad Utoquai, indulge your senses at Vinitaly GmbH, and step into the grandiose world of Castle Kyburg.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche, pause for some serene contemplation at Ludwigskirche, then contemplate the long history of White Rose Monument, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, then stroll through Flaucher, then take a stroll through Haidhausen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Lukas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Munich sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visit Evangelische Christuskirche and St. Blasius Church for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Margarethen Kapelle and The Pilgrim's Way. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Pfarrkirche St. Georgen im Attergau (in Sankt Georgen im Attergau) and Egelsee (in Unterach am Attersee). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kommune Gruft, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain, don't miss a visit to St. Johannes am Imberg, and explore the activities along Lake Attersee.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salzburg online holiday planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Get some historical perspective at Waldstein Palace and The Vrtba Garden. Step off the beaten path and head to Jerusalem Synagogue and Klementinum. Step out of Prague with an excursion to Lidice Memorial in Lidice--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Kostel sv. Klimenta, walk around Vyšehradské sady, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St. Ignatius.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Prague holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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