29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Varenna, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Naxos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mykonos, Fly to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
9
Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
10
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Fly
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Trondheim, Norway
— 1 night
Fly
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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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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey planner.

Canberra, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Canberra to Zurich, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in September, Zurich is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

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

Drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Varenna.
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Nature · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports
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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): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the galleries of Villa Carlotta, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, then admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, then take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, and finally go for a walk through La Passeggiata Degli Innamorati.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Varenna journey planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Varenna in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Rome.
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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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

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

Traveling by flight from Varenna to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°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.
Get out of town with these interesting Naxos Town side-trips: Mykonos Town (Kapopoulos Fine Arts, Paraportiani Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara, wander the streets of Old Town, stop by Kastro, and examine the collection at Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Naxos Town online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Naxos Town takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Naxos Town. Traveling from Rome in October, Naxos Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Split.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanish Fortress), Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Omiš). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Krka National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and get a new perspective on nature at Diocletians Dream.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Split sightseeing planner.

Getting from Naxos Town to Split by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Naxos Town in October, Split is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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 contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planning tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time 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): get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, walk around The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina, then stop by Kredenca Opatija, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mrtvi kanal i Palaca Adamic, and finally examine the collection at Peek & Poke Computer Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rijeka trip maker.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rijeka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pula online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rijeka to Pula by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Triglav National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then savor the flavors at Wine Tasting Bled, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bled route planner.

Getting from Pula to Bled by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Pula in October, with highs in Bled at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.
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Outdoors · Trails · Tours · Nature
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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.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hallstatt trip planner.

Drive from Bled to Hallstatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilegrimsleden, St Olav's Way, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Trondheim trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Hallstatt to Trondheim by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. In October in Trondheim, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to 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, hike along Tueneset and Hessabana, then pause for some photo ops at Statute of Joachim Ronneberg, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial Shetland Bus.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alesund planner.

You can fly from Trondheim to Alesund in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trondheim in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Alesund. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough 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.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Alesund to Odda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Alesund in October: high temperatures in Odda hover around 10°C and lows are around 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.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo travel planner.

Getting from Odda to Oslo by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Thu).
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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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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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