30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Montpellier, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Toulon, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Fly
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bari, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Vlore, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Preveza, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights

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Bordeaux, France

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the views from Pont de Pierre, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, do a tasting at Chateau Paloumey, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip itinerary builder website.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Bergerac-Roumanière Airport and La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Toulouse, France

— 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 11th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Toulouse journey site.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Toulouse

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Montpellier, France

— 1 night
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then take a stroll through Place de la Comedie, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Montpellier vacation maker app.

You can drive from Toulouse to Montpellier in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Toulon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Toulon, France

— 1 night
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Decouverte du Vivant, then awaken your taste buds at Oenotheque des Vins de Bandol, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoa Parc Animalier et Botanique, and finally don't miss a visit to Cours Lafayette.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Toulon trip builder tool.

You can drive from Montpellier to Toulon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Toulon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Toulon

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
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Nice, France

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Getting from Toulon to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Nice, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 1 night
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 16th (Thu), Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monte-Carlo holiday builder site.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Naples.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more), Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi) and Lupanar (in Pompeii). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Naples road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Monte-Carlo to Naples takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Bari.

Things to do in Naples

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Bari, Italy

— 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola and then don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bari trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Naples to Bari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, then take in the views from Triple Bridge, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and finally walk around Tivoli Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica, then trek along Vintgar Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana driving holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Bari to Ljubljana in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bari in September; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Rijeka, Croatia

— 2 nights
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Kredenca Opatija, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungo Mare, and then explore the historical opulence of Trsat Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rijeka trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Rijeka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in September; daily highs in Rijeka reach 27°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Banja Luka.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night
Banja Luka, ) or Banjaluka is the largest city and the de facto capital of the Republika Srpska entity and second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the capital Sarajevo. On the 26th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Banja Luka, take in the dramatic scenery at Krupa Water Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Vrbas River.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Banja Luka holiday maker site.

Getting from Rijeka to Banja Luka by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Rijeka in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Banja Luka, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Banja Luka

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
On the 27th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, contemplate the long history of Vijećnica, steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, and then take an in-depth tour of War Childhood Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo route tool.

Drive from Banja Luka to Sarajevo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sarajevo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Sveti Stefan.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

— 2 nights
Sveti Stefan is a small islet and 5-star hotel resort on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, approximately southeast of Budva.The resort, known commercially as Aman Sveti Stefan, includes part of the mainland, where the Villa Miločer part of the resort is located. On the 29th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Skadar and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bečići Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Miločer Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sveti Stefan attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Sveti Stefan takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sarajevo in September, things will get a bit warmer in Sveti Stefan: highs are around 31°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Sveti Stefan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Tirana, Albania

— 1 night
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, explore the galleries of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, then explore the galleries of Bunk'Art 1, and finally walk around Grand Park (Parku i Madh).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tirana journey planning app.

You can drive from Sveti Stefan to Tirana in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vlore.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Vlore, Albania

— 3 nights
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. Step out of Vlore with an excursion to Apollonia Archaeological Park in Pojan--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kanine Castle, don't miss a visit to Zvernec Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muradie Mosque, and appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vlore holiday maker.

You can drive from Tirana to Vlore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In October, daily temperatures in Vlore can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Preveza.

Things to do in Vlore

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Preveza, Greece

— 1 night
Preveza is a town in the region of Epirus, northwestern Greece, located at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): indulge your senses at Evrinomi Zavra - Anna Piliou Educational Itineraries and then see majestic marine mammals with Amvrakikos Cruises.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Preveza using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vlore to Preveza takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Vlore to Preveza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vlore in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Preveza. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Preveza

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 6th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, visit Plaka, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens journey planner.

You can drive from Preveza to Athens in 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.