38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
La Condamine, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Cannes, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Orschwiller, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
14
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Charlotte, United States


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2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and then take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our London online attractions planner .

Charlotte, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to London is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in May; daily highs in London reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then get to know the fascinating history of Walplein, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, look for gifts at 2be Beer Wall, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Koetshuis.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bruges day trip planning site .

Drive from London to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bruges is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then take a stroll through Leidseplein.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at art4berlin GALLERY, then take in the exciting artwork at Sammlung Hoffman, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

Discover how to plan a Berlin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Popular historic sites such as St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Astronomical Clock are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lobkowicz Palace and DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town Square, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and explore the world behind art at St. George's Basilica.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Prague trip planner .

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. Take a break from the city and head to Palatinus Strandfürdő and Roman Beach. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Budapest visit planner .

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Prague, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, then get a taste of the local shopping with Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, then take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, and finally stop by FreyWille.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, steep yourself in history at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

2
nights
Verona, Italy

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.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, admire the striking features of Domus Mercatorum, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then head outdoors with King Rock arrampicata, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Verona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, Verona is somewhat warmer than Salzburg - with highs of 84°F and lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria delle Grazie, then contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner .

You can take a train from Verona to Milan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Condamine.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

2
nights
La Condamine, Monaco

La Condamine ©
La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Les Grands Chais Monegasques, examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, contemplate the long history of Vieux Monaco, then make a trip to Casino Square, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our La Condamine trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Milan to La Condamine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Milan in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in La Condamine: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 66°F at night. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cannes.

Things to do in La Condamine

Historic Sites Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco-Ville
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

4
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
La Croisette and Palais Lascaris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Musée Marc Chagall and Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Cannes with an excursion to Vieille Ville in Nice--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael the Archangel Church, get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet, and step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cannes trip planner .

Getting from La Condamine to Cannes by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from La Condamine in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Cannes, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orschwiller.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Nice
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

3
nights
Orschwiller, France

Orschwiller ©
Orschwiller is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in northeastern France.The Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg is located in the commune. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): do a tasting at Domaine Fernad Engel, learn about winemaking at Domaine Koeberle-Kreyer, then stop by Ehret Creation, and finally hike along Sentier des Passeurs. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Domaine Allimant-Laugner, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Maurice, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Claude et Christophe Bleger, and finally steep yourself in history at Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Orschwiller road trip website .

You can fly from Cannes to Orschwiller in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cannes in June, Orschwiller is slightly colder at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Orschwiller

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Domaine Fernad Engel, Ehret Creation, Domaine Koeberle-Kreyer, Sentier des Passeurs
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Ehret Creation ©
Ehret Creation
Domaine Fernad Engel ©
Domaine Fernad Engel

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Le Marais and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Palace of Versailles and Champs-Elysees will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Orschwiller to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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