54 days in Europe Itinerary

54 days in Europe Itinerary

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, then have fun and explore at People's History Museum, then browse the collection at Manchester Central Library, and finally stroll through Carrington Riding Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then see the interesting displays at The Pankhurst Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manchester trip itinerary builder app.

Ottawa, Canada to Manchester is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In July, Manchester is slightly colder than Ottawa - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Tours · Spas · Childrens Museums
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National Football Museum ©
National Football Museum
Manchester Cathedral ©
Manchester Cathedral
Carrington Riding Centre ©
Carrington Riding Centre

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

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.
On the 8th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Westminster Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Manchester to London in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Visit Grand Place and St Symphorien Military Cemetery for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Guild Houses. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Collegiale Sainte-Waudru (in Mons) and Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Atomium, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brussels trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Side Trips

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Vondelpark. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Begijnhof. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, contemplate the waterfront views at Singel, and browse the collection at OBA Library of Amsterdam.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam tour planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Romer and Burg Pfalzgrafenstein. Get some historical perspective at Rheinfels Castle and Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand. Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Rheinstein Castle (in Trechtingshausen), Alte Haus (in Bacharach) and Schloss Schoenburg (in Oberwesel). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Main Tower, take in the pleasant sights at Mainkai, explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche.

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Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: highs in Frankfurt hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Side Trips

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Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche) ©
Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)
Rheinstein Castle ©
Rheinstein Castle
Rheinfels Castle ©
Rheinfels Castle

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Cerveny Kamen Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Slnecne Jazera, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and then contemplate the long history of Devin Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bratislava trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Frankfurt to Bratislava takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

Pearl of the Danube

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Fenyes Education Trail of Tata. Get some historical perspective at Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue. Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Nemzeti Botanikus Kert (in Vacratot) and Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, ponder the design of Music Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Budapest driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Bratislava to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Comana Nature Park and Saint George New Church (Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe Nou). Patriarchal Cathedral and The Clock Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Bucharest, make a side trip to see Mogosoaia Palace in Mogosoaia, approximately Mogosoaia away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, admire the striking features of Biserica Kretzulescu, and admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Art of Romania.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest vacation planner.

Fly from Budapest to Bucharest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Bucharest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Minceta Fortress, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Dubrovnik takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bucharest in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Acropolis of Athens and Lion Gate. Popular historic sites such as Temple of Hephaestus and Citadel and Treasury of Atreus are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Nafplio to see Fortress Palamidi about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Athens day trip planning tool.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Athens by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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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 5th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, steep yourself in history at Lupanar, contemplate the long history of Forum, then contemplate the long history of The Neapolis Buried, then get engrossed in the history at Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, engage your brain at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, wander the streets of Decumani di Napoli, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Domenico Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and finally admire the masterpieces at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto).

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Naples trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Naples in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Naples. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Naples dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro
Cloister of Santa Chiara ©
Cloister of Santa Chiara
Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro ©
Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

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 7th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome journey planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria. Get some historical perspective at Abbazia di San Galgano and Palazzo Vecchio. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Eremo di Montesiepi (in Chiusdino) and Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to L’importuno di Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crypt of Santa Reparata.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trips

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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, get interesting insight from Alpine Adventures Zermatt (Fly Zermatt), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, and finally snap pictures at Hangebrucke.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt journey builder website.

You can drive from Florence to Zermatt in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Nature
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Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen
Alpine Adventures Zermatt (Fly Zermatt) ©
Alpine Adventures Zermatt (Fly Zermatt)

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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 15th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, and finally walk around Hohematte Park. On your second day here, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Thun, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Heimwehfluh ©
Heimwehfluh

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Maccabees, and finally get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, admire the architecture and history at Kawa Game, then see the interesting displays at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, and finally explore the world behind art at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Geneva day trip planning app.

Getting from Interlaken to Geneva by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Interlaken in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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Nice, France

Nice ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche. Explore hidden gems such as Colline du Chateau overlook and Cimetiere du Chateau. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and Menton (Cemetery of the Old Chateau & Basilica St. Michel). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Ciutat Vella. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, stop by Barri de Gracia, and explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Barcelona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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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
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): wander the streets of La Latina, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 39°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 22°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trip

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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Barrio de Salamanca ©
Barrio de Salamanca

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