29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cutty Sark and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at The Courtauld Gallery and Old Royal Naval College. The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Wallace Collection, and wander the streets of Westminster.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning app.

Richmond, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Richmond in June, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and The Army Museum. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, stop by Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and De Duif are in your itinerary. Van Gogh Museum and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Panorama Mesdag, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, explore the world behind art at Moco Museum, admire all the interesting features of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Dresden.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

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Dresden, Germany

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden sightseeing site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Dresden by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berlin.

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Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Berlin route maker website.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) 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 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munich route builder site.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · 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 11th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Munich to Grindelwald in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and El Born. Appreciate the collections at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA and Joan Miro Foundation. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Sitges to see La Playa de Sitges about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and browse the exhibits of Parc de Montjuic.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit planning app.

Getting from Lucerne to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lucerne in July, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.

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Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and The Walls of Avila. Explore hidden gems such as Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Alcazar of Segovia. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Avila (Capilla de Mosen Rubi, The Four Posts, &more) and Segovia (Catedral de Segovia & Acueduct of Segovia). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Madrid vacation planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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Germany travel guide

4.5
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.