36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train
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Dijon, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Varenna, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gustamps (in Brighton), Driftwood Garden (in Seaford) and East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London.

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

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Paris online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Dijon.
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Dijon, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, then try some of the vintages at Chateau de Meursault, and finally walk along Owl's Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dijon trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Paris to Dijon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dijon can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, stop by Le 405 Lyon, then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lyon travel planning tool.

You can drive from Dijon to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), O'Coeur des Reves ... (in Vevey) and Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Geneva day trip tool.

Getting from Lyon to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Geneva, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then look for gifts at Whiskyness, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken route builder site.

You can drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Geneva in July, you will find days in Interlaken are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You'll set off for Lucerne on the 12th (Wed).
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Old Town, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and steep yourself in history at Rathaus Stadt Luzern.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip maker.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Varenna.
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Varenna, Italy — 3 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varenna: Bellagio (Basilica di San Giacomo, I Giardini di Villa Melzi, &more) and Tremezzina (Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo, Villa del Balbianello, &more). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, take in the exciting artwork at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, and take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Varenna driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Varenna in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in July, with highs in Varenna at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan journey planning tool.

You can drive from Varenna to Milan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

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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