39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Mandello del Lario, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly to Alesund, Ferry to Geiranger
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Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ålesund rutebilstasjon hurtigbåtkai, Fly to Tromso
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Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, browse the different shops at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice online tour itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Venice is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Venice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Venice when traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

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Verona, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, pause for some photo ops at Arca di Cansignorio, appreciate the history behind Arca di Cangrande I, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Verona sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. August in Verona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mandello del Lario.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Mandello del Lario, Italy

— 4 nights
Mandello del Lario is an Italian town and comune in the province of Lecco, in Lombardy, on the Como Lake.Since 1921, Mandello del Lario has been home to Moto Guzzi—the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, now a subsidiary of Piaggio & Co. Visiting Riva Bianca Beach and Sentiero Geologico Canzo - Terz'Aple will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Vezio and Lido di Mandello. Step out of Mandello del Lario to go to Bellano and see Chiesa di Santa Marta, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Cascata del Cenghen, head outdoors with Parco avventura Jungle Raider Park, stroll through Parco Monte Barro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Mandello del Lario trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Mandello del Lario in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mandello del Lario are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Mandello del Lario

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then see La Casa Maledetta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Mandello del Lario to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fenals Beach and La Playa de Sitges. Explore hidden gems such as Vila Vella (Old Town) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Lloret Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Milan to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Nice, France

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Tete de Chien. Get in touch with nature at Promenade du Paillon and Plage de la Mariniere. Venture out of the city with trips to Menton (Promenade du Soleil, Basilica St. Michel, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, get outside with Rand'eau evasion, steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get outside with EVTT Provence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and finally stop by Le Bazar de Cesar Savonnerie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Calanque de Port-Miou, then head outdoors with Cape Canaille, then explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier Littoral.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marseille tour website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Marseille. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Avignon, France

— 3 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Visiting Wine Safari and Ile de la Barthelasse will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Chateau de Tarascon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Les Gorges de Regalon (in Merindol), Abbaye de Montmajour (in Arles) and Le Sentier des Moulins d'Alphonse Daudet (in Fontvieille). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet, and sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Avignon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 17th (Fri): admire the striking features of Hotel de Ville de Lyon, wander the streets of La Place Bellecour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plan D'Eau de Bordelan, and finally explore the striking landscape at La Roche de Solutre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, and then Head underground at Les Grottes de La Balme.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

Getting from Avignon to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in September, you will find days in Lyon are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Oslo, Norway

— 4 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Explore hidden gems such as Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing and Maerrapanna Bathing and Recreational Area. Get in touch with nature at Foten Badeplass and Nordmarka. When in Oslo, make a side trip to see Larkollen Beach in Larkollen, approximately Larkollen away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), stroll through Ingierstrand Beach, stop by Mathallen Oslo, and admire all the interesting features of Oslomarka.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Lyon to Oslo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lyon in September; daily highs in Oslo reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Oslo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Geiranger, Norway

— 2 nights

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for gifts at Geiranger Sjokolade, then head outdoors with Storseterfossen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church, and finally trek along Korsmyra - Hiking Track. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Skagefla and then examine the collection at Norwegian Fjord Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Geiranger itinerary tool.

Getting from Oslo to Geiranger by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. September in Geiranger sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
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Tromso, Norway

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Blast, kick back and relax at Telegrafbukta Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria, and finally take an exotic tour of Polar Charter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, admire the striking features of The Arctic Cathedral, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tromso Botaniske Hage.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tromso online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Tromso takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Geiranger in September, you will find days in Tromso are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Bergen.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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Bergen, Norway

— 1 night

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, kick back and relax at Helleneset, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Milde.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bergen online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Bergen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tromso in September, with highs in Bergen at 18°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Jesuitenkirche and Hofkirche. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Lucerne and Aare Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Allmendhubel (in Murren), Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen) and Lauterbrunnen (Staubbach Waterfall, Lauterbrunnen Village, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

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Getting from Bergen to Lucerne by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Bergen in September, you will find days in Lucerne are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 2nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at 5-Seenweg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", then don't miss a visit to Riffelsee, and finally stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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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."

Norway travel guide

4.2
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Western Norway travel guide

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Mountains · Flea Markets · Historic Walking Areas
Admire the mighty glaciers, traverse the scenic fjords, and visit the historical cities of Western Norway, the country's traditional gateway to the world. From ancient fishermen and fierce Vikings, to medieval traders and modern industry, the area's link with the sea has never been broken. Whatever the season, Western Norway offers an abundance of opportunities for sightseeing and vacation activities. The region is a great destination for hiking, cycling, skiing, or fishing, while the charming villages and small coastal towns offer peaceful, friendly hospitality. Throughout the region you can find superb examples of traditional wooden architecture, and the larger urban centers, like Bergen and Stavanger, combine modern facilities with historical monuments. The area is famous for its seafood and fresh mountain water, so make sure to sample the local specialties.

Northern Norway travel guide

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Land of the Northern Lights
Located at the northernmost tip of continental Europe, Northern Norway is a place where civilizations meet, the sun shines at midnight, and auroras paint the skies. Learn about the local culture, a mosaic of Sami, Norwegian, Finnish, and Russian influences, and see the historical attractions that stretch from prehistory to the Cold War era. Despite their modest size, the region’s cities are vibrant places with many unique architectural features and an exciting nightlife. Outside the cities, you'll find a vast area of pristine nature with mountains, fjords, lakes, and rivers. Here you can take part in a number of outdoor activities, from golfing and rock climbing in the summer, to dog sledding and skiing in the winter. Complete your Arctic vacation by tasting the local specialties, including fresh dairy products and seafood, whale and reindeer meat, and seagull eggs followed by home-brewed beer.

Switzerland travel guide

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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.