28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 7 nights
Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ciutat Vella and Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Venture out of the city with trips to Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels) and Tarragona (Circ Roma & Anfiteatro de Tarragona). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, stop by El Born, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona itinerary maker app.

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale saint Jean-Baptiste and Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fresque des Lyonnais and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville de Lyon, take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Lyon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Lyon is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs and Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche. Villa Kerylos and Ville medieval will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, admire the masterpieces at Musee Renoir, contemplate the long history of Vieux La Turbie, and explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nice travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Nice

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Lugano, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get in touch with nature at Monte San Salvatore and Tibetan bridge "Carasc". Monte San Giorgio and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellinzona (Palazzo della Societa Bancaria Ticinese & Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano) and Piazza G. Motta (in Ascona). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro storico Gandria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, and kick back and relax at Lido San Domenico.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lugano day trip website.

Drive from Nice to Lugano in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Nice in September, Lugano is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jesuitenkirche and Museggmauer. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt Pilatus and Uferpromenade Weggis. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Richard Wagner Museum, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and see the interesting displays at Bourbaki Panorama.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip website.

Drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in September, things will get slightly colder in Lucerne: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 7 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Get some cultural insight at Historische Altstadt and Castle Staufenberg. Escape the urban bustle at Merkur and Geroldsau Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Stadtkirche Sankt Marien (in Gengenbach), Burgruine Zavelstein (in Bad Teinach-Zavelstein) and Calw (Hermann Hesse Museum & Klosterruine Hirsau). There's still lots to do: walk around Lichtentaler Allee, steep yourself in history at Dicker Turm (Schloss), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bernharduskirche, and explore the ancient world of Hohenbaden Old Castle.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Baden-Baden sightseeing website.

Drive from Lucerne to Baden-Baden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, explore the activities along Herengracht, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Baden-Baden to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Tours · Nature

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