36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Luxembourg, Bus to Trier
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Trier, Germany
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Metz, France
— 3 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
— 3 nights
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Mulhouse, France
— 2 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Varenna, Italy
— 2 nights
Train to Desenzano Del Garda-Sirmione, Bus to Sirmione
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Sirmione, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus to Desenzano Del Garda-Sirmione, Train to Verona
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Verona, Italy
— 4 nights
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Vicenza, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Trier, Germany

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
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Aarhus, Denmark to Trier is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Trier are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Metz on the 1st (Mon).
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Metz, France — 3 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Escape the urban bustle at Chemin Historique and UGOLF Chateau de Cherisey. Get some cultural insight at Place Stanislas and Œuvre de la cathédrale. Explore Metz's surroundings by going to Carriere du Barrois (in Freyming-Merlebach) and Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy (in Nancy). There's more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Metz trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Trier to Metz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Metz, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take a stroll through La Petite France, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Metz to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 3 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Little Venice. Get outdoors at Route des Vins d'Alsace and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Colmar: Le Lac des Corbeaux (in La Bresse) and Lac de Gerardmer (in Gerardmer). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Musée d'Unterlinden, and steep yourself in history at Vieille ville d'Eguisheim.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colmar trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Colmar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mulhouse.
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Mulhouse, France — 2 nights

An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf, then see the interesting displays at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, and then take an in-depth tour of Maison du Patrimoine Edouard Boeglin – Centre d’Interpretation de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mulhouse trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Mulhouse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Basel.
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Basel, Switzerland — 1 night

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, then don't miss a visit to Carolingian Outer Crypt, and finally take a stroll through Basel's Old Town.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Basel trip maker app.

You can drive from Mulhouse to Basel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 5 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Chateau de Chillon and Mosesbrunnen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Lake Lucerne and Harderkulm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen). There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, pause for some photo ops at Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, and take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bern tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Basel to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Como.
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Como, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Ciclovia dei Laghi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Life Electric, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, then get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Olmo.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Como road trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Bern to Como in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bern in May since evenings lows in Como dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, explore the galleries of Villa Carlotta, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como, then admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, then explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Varenna trip maker app.

Drive from Como to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Sirmione.
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Sirmione, Italy — 2 nights

Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). On the 22nd (Mon), see where the ancients bathed at Spa Termale Aquaria, get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Severo, then explore the activities along Lago di Garda, and finally do a tasting at Corte Capitani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borghetto sul Mincio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di San Martino della Battaglia .

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sirmione road trip planning website.

You can drive from Varenna to Sirmione in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sirmione can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arena di Verona and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Take a break from the city and head to Ranch Barlot and Mountbaldo. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family (in Fumane), Parco Giardino Sigurta (in Valeggio Sul Mincio) and Mantua (Palazzo Ducale di Mantova, Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, make a trip to Piazza Bra, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Verona day trip app.

You can drive from Sirmione to Verona in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Verona are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Vicenza.
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Vicenza, Italy — 4 nights

City of Palladio

Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Scrovegni Chapel and Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site. Step out of the city life by going to La Pria and Monte Cengio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vicenza: Road of 52 Tunnels (in Valli del Pasubio) and Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Piazza dei Signori, steep yourself in history at Basilica Palladiana, make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Corona, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico di Palazzo Chiericati.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vicenza trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Vicenza takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vicenza when traveling from Verona in May, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 5 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder tool.

Drive from Vicenza to Venice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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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