28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Reims, France
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Fulda, Germany
— 1 night
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Pietrasanta, Italy
— 2 nights
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Portofino, Italy
— 1 night
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Avignon, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France
— 2 nights
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Tours, France
— 1 night
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

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

Mexico City, Mexico to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Paris. In May, Paris is a bit cooler than Mexico City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Parks
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Reims, France

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the striking features of Mediatheque Jean Falala, admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

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

Getting from Paris to Reims by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in May, Reims is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Reims

Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, make a trip to The Markt, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

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

Traveling by car from Reims to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then walk around Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then stop by The Jordaan, and finally explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online attractions planner.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Cologne Cathedral and then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cologne tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Fulda.

Things to do in Cologne

Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Fulda, Germany

— 1 night
Fulda is a city in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the river Fulda and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district . Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Fulda trip planner.

Fly from Cologne to Fulda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Fulda

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Rothenburg, Germany

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take a stroll through Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Town Walls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fulda to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip maker site.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Innsbruck in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia. On the next day, explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice travel planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Innsbruck in May since evenings lows in Venice dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Rome, Italy

— 4 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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and stop by Trastevere.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pietrasanta.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 19:

Pietrasanta, Italy

— 2 nights
Pietrasanta is a town and comune on the coast of northern Tuscany in Italy, in the province of Lucca. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stop by Cantine Angeli, don't miss a visit to Pontile Bellavista Vittoria, then don't miss a visit to La Passeggiata, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pietrasanta, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pietrasanta trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Pietrasanta in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pietrasanta, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Portofino.

Things to do in Pietrasanta

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Portofino, Italy

— 1 night
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portofino trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pietrasanta to Portofino takes 2 hours. Traveling from Pietrasanta in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Portofino, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Avignon, France

— 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 22nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then explore the world behind art at Musee du Petit Palais, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, and finally make a trip to Place de l'Horloge.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portofino to Avignon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Portofino in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Avignon, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

Things to do in Avignon

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France

— 2 nights
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): engage your brain at Grotte du Pech-Merle, hike along Chemin de Halage, then examine the collection at Le Musee Rignault, then get to know the fascinating history of Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Forteresse de Najac, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Quercy, then Head underground at Grotte du Bosc, and finally stop by Le Musee Du Vin.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Cirq-Lapopie trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Tours.

Things to do in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Tours, France

— 1 night

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Langeais, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique de Tours, then get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville de Tours, and finally examine the collection at Musee du Compagnonnage.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tours trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Saint-Cirq-Lapopie to Tours by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tours: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Bayeux, France

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, then examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Tours to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

On the 28th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

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