41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
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Paris, France
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Lyon, France
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Toulouse, France
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 16th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then test your team's savvy at EXIT Madrid, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 87°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, shop like a local with Scott Simpson Fine Art, steep yourself in history at Casa Del Rey Moro, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, then examine the collection at Museo Lara, and finally see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacion del Vino.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ronda road trip planning tool.

Getting from Madrid to Ronda by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Ronda are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Casa Del Rey Moro ©
Casa Del Rey Moro

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Step off the beaten path and head to Generalife and Royal Chapel of Granada. Visit Mirador de San Nicolas and Court of the Lions for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Granada road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Granada are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure
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Generalife ©
Generalife
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

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Valencia, Spain

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, then take an in-depth tour of Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Valencia trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Granada to Valencia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. June in Valencia sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats ©
Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina
Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, see the interesting displays at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then take a stroll through El Born, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Valencia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
El Born ©
El Born

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Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Syracuse takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites
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Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo ©
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo
Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro ©
Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, take a stroll through Decumani di Napoli, take an in-depth tour of Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, explore the world behind art at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, then delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Domenico Maggiore, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, take an in-depth tour of Museo delle Torture, explore the world behind art at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, then explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno.

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You can fly from Syracuse to Naples in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Teatro Grande
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria della Vittoria.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker site.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the masterpieces at Loggia del Bigallo - Museo del Bigallo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuit Church, explore the world behind art at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten Store Innsbruck, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

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Getting from Florence to Innsbruck by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in July, with highs in Innsbruck at 78°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums
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Jesuit Church ©
Jesuit Church
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum ©
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

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Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Munich sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums
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Heiliggeistkirche ©
Heiliggeistkirche
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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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 4th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then take an in-depth tour of Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Munich in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vienna, with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), head off the coast to Margaret Island, then examine the collection at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

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Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Budapest sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 6th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, explore the world behind art at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), then examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

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Fly from Budapest to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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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.
On the 7th (Wed), learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, then see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Prague online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick

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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.
On the 8th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, then head outdoors with Strandbar Mitte, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Berlin vacation planning tool.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Beaches · Parks
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Strandbar Mitte ©
Strandbar Mitte

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Alt St. Alban, make a trip to Shrine of the Three Kings, don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, then see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, then make a trip to Sankt Andreas Kirche, and finally steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Praetorium, see the interesting displays at Kolumba, then examine the collection at Museum Schnutgen, and finally examine the collection at Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cologne itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Cologne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites
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Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings
Praetorium ©
Praetorium

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 11th (Sun): explore the activities along Herengracht, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and finally examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then steep yourself in history at Portuguese Synagogue.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:
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De Duif ©
De Duif
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Gravensteen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kraanlei, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Korenmarkt.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ghent day trip website.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Ghent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Museum Dr. Guislain ©
Museum Dr. Guislain

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), see where the action happens at Philippe-Chatrier Court and then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres, wander the streets of Montmartre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planning site.

You can take a train from Ghent to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Ghent in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Vieux Lyon and Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eglise Saint-Bonaventure and Institut & Musee Lumiere. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, and take a stroll through Place des Jacobins.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Lyon, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
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 21st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, contemplate the long history of Espace EDF Bazacle, get to know the fascinating history of Quai de la Daurade, steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Couvent des Jacobins, and finally examine the collection at Musee du Vieux-Toulouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee Departemental de la Resistance & de la Deportation, examine the collection at Musee Georges Labit, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Toulouse trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Toulouse takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, then learn about all things military at Museu de Marinha, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Alfama, then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), and finally get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Toulouse to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toulouse to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In July in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
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Castelo de S. Jorge

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