29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Varenna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Naxos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mykonos, Fly to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Trondheim, Norway
— 1 night
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Alesund, Norway
— 1 night
Fly to Bergen, Ferry to Odda
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Odda, Norway
— 1 night
Ferry to Leirvik båtkai, Fly to Oslo
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 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, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Canberra, Australia to Rome is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Canberra in September, expect nights in Rome to be warmer, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Varenna.
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Varenna, Italy — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and then walk around La Punta Spartivento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Varenna trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Rome to Varenna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in September, expect nights in Varenna to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Como.
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Como, Italy — 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Faro voltiano, make a trip to Life Electric, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

Before you visit Como, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Varenna to Como takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus.

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Traveling by car from Como to Lucerne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Como in September, with highs in Lucerne at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Greece — 3 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naxos Town: Platis Gialos Beach (in Platys Gialos) and Mykonos Town (Kapopoulos Fine Arts, Paraportiani Church, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara, take a stroll through Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Tereza's Greek Concept Store, and steep yourself in history at Kastro.

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Traveling by flight from Lucerne to Naxos Town takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lucerne to Naxos Town due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in October; daily highs in Naxos Town reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Krka National Park (in Skradin), Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanish Fortress) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Omiš). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, stop by Break Time, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Naxos Town to Split in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Naxos Town to Split due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Naxos Town in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Split, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — 1 night

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park and then explore the activities along Batinovac Lake.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rijeka.
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Rijeka, Croatia — 1 night

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to Bookstore Val, see the interesting displays at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at THAI MAR massage, then stop by Kredenca Opatija, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rijeka trip planning website.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rijeka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Rijeka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pula.
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Pula, Croatia — 1 night

It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
On the 12th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and then explore the ancient world of Pula Arena.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pula journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rijeka to Pula takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 2 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, indulge your senses at Wine Tasting Bled, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bled planner.

You can drive from Pula to Bled in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Pula in October, things will get slightly colder in Bled: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt, Austria — 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the activities along Hallstatter See and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt route tool.

Traveling by car from Bled to Hallstatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Trondheim.
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Trondheim, Norway — 1 night

The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hike along Bymarka, then hike along Pilegrimsleden, St Olav's Way, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Trondheim, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Hallstatt to Trondheim in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. October in Trondheim sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Alesund.
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Alesund, Norway — 1 night

A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hike along Walk to Borgundgavlen, then trek along Tueneset and Hessabana, then pause for some photo ops at Statute of Joachim Ronneberg, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial Shetland Bus.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Alesund travel route planning site.

You can fly from Trondheim to Alesund in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Trondheim in October since evenings lows in Alesund dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Odda.
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Odda, Norway — 1 night

Odda is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Trolltunga.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Odda trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Alesund to Odda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Alesund in October, expect Odda to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and then examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Odda to Oslo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Oslo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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Lake Como travel guide

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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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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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