60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Lille, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Leknes, Norway
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden as well as The Jordaan. On the 1st (Wed), examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, then don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, and finally admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Amsterdam is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Beirut in September: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Lille, France

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Old Stock Exchange has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Fromelles and Flanders Battlefield Tours and then admire the landmark architecture of Old Stock Exchange.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lille trip builder website.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Lille in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Lille are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Eustache, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris journey maker website.

You can take a train from Lille to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parc National des Calanques, Calanque de Sormiou and Abbaye Saint Victor. On the 5th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Palais du Pharo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planning website.

Getting from Paris to Marseille by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Barri de Gracia has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, then stroll around Parc Guell, then take a stroll through Barri de Gracia, and finally visit Las Ramblas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ciutat Vella, take a stroll through El Born, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Catalunya, then see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, then kick back and relax at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, and finally kick back and relax at La Playa de Sitges.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Fly from Marseille to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Balloon Rides. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get outside with Picnic Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Madrid vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at National Palace of Queluz, explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural da Arrabida, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Sesimbra, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Espichel, and finally take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planning website.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): do a tasting at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge, learn about winemaking at Casa Ramos Pinto, learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, learn about winemaking at Quinta dos Corvos, then sample some tasty brews at Taste Porto Food Tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira, admire the landmark architecture of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in September, with highs in Porto at 27°C and lows at 15°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thingvellir National Park and Magical Iceland - Food & Wine Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Ring Road and Langjokull Glacier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Urridafoss Waterfall (in Villingaholt), Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi) and Oxararfoss (in Thingvellir). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and explore the activities along Lake Tjornin.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik route builder tool.

Fly from Porto to Reykjavik in 10 hours. Traveling from Porto in September, you will find days in Reykjavik are colder (13°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Oslo, Norway

— 3 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.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the activities along Semsvannet and then steep yourself in history at Oscarsborg Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, then learn about all things military at Norwegian Maritime Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ingierstrand Beach.

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You can fly from Reykjavik to Oslo in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Oslo

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Leknes, Norway

— 2 nights
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Himmeltinden, enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach, head off the coast to Lofoten Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Kvalvika Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rambergstranda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Justadtinden, trek along Festvagtind Hike, play a few rounds at Lofoten Links, then cruise along Uttakleiv Beach, and finally trek along Offersoykammen Hiking Trail.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Leknes online travel route planner.

Fly from Oslo to Leknes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oslo in September: highs in Leknes hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Helsinki, Finland

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, then see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Hietaranta Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kallahdenniemi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Leknes to Helsinki in 19 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Leknes, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church), pause for some serene contemplation at Riddarholmen Church, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then examine the collection at Royal Armory, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, and finally take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at The Green Trails, admire the striking features of Drottningholm Palace, admire the striking features of Stockholm City Hall, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Skogskyrkogarden, then take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm attractions planning tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Winter Sports

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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): head outdoors with Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie, stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, stroll the grounds of Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski), then contemplate the long history of Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach City Serock, head outdoors with Municipal Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Sajan Thai Massage & Wellness, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kampinoski Park Narodowy, then contemplate the long history of Warsaw Ghetto boundary marker, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakowskie Przedmiescie.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Warsaw day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Warsaw takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, stroll around Kongens Have, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holmens Kirke, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Zenzes Wellness. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, get interesting insight from Kastrup Sea bath, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alban's Church, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): wander the streets of Mitte, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, head outdoors with Kletterwald Grunheide, then identify plant and animal life at Grunheide Erholungspark, then head outdoors with Arbora Kletterpark, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kaulsdorfer Seen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, get outside with Karl Foerster Garten, tee off at Potsdamer Golfclub, then get outside with Strandbad Jungfernheide, then examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, and finally get engrossed in the history at Palace of Tears.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Leipzig, Germany

— 1 night

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
On the 6th (Wed), get outside with Cospudener See, take in the spiritual surroundings of Naumburg Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtkirche St. Wenzel, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuenburg, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tote Taler an der Unstrut, and finally do a tasting at Sektkellerei Rotkaeppchen. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), steep yourself in history at Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Universitatskirche, admire the masterpieces at Grassi Museum, then head outdoors with Markkleeberger See, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Sudfriedhof.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Leipzig online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Leipzig takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Wyden Badi, get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, visit Schanzengraben Canal, then wander the streets of Niederdorf, then get to know the fascinating history of Limmatquai, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take a stroll through Altstadt Schaffhausen, explore the historical opulence of Munot, then examine the collection at Sammlung Oskar Reinhart, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Kyburg, and finally make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zurich day trip tool.

Getting from Leipzig to Zurich by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Lausanne, Switzerland

— 1 night

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lausanne trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Lausanne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take a stroll through Campo Santa Margherita, then contemplate the long history of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, and finally browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lausanne to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale del Bargello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, then admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, admire the landmark architecture of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, then delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, walk around Marjan Park, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kasuni Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir, steep yourself in history at The City Hall - Duke's Palace, steep yourself in history at Palace Cipiko, wander the streets of Marmontova Ulica, then see the interesting displays at Froggyland, and finally don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Split trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Split by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

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Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, admire the striking features of Zagreb Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, and finally examine the collection at Zagreb City Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip planner.

Getting from Split to Zagreb by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, Zagreb is a bit cooler than Split - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
We've included these beaches for you: Ada Ciganlija and Strand. Get outdoors at Great War Island and Sava. Change things up with these side-trips from Belgrade: Novi Sad (The Name of Mary Church & The Synagogue), Krusedol Monastery (in Fruska Gora National Park) and Sremski Karlovci (Podrum Probus & Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Skadarlija, steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan, shop like a local with Knez Mihailova, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ružica.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Belgrade planning tool.

You can drive from Zagreb to Belgrade in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square and then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): snap pictures at Stary most, step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle, step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Multium - space and mirror gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Bratislava City Museum (Muzeum Mesta Bratislavy), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church and Monastery. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capuchin Church and Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Cerveny Kamen Castle, steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, then steep yourself in history at Chatam Sofer Memorial, then head outdoors with Magio Beach, and finally explore the activities along Tyrsovo nabrezie.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava tour app.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

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Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

City of Dreams

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Kahlenberg, make a trip to Maria Theresia Denkmal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Votivkirche, then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and finally have fun and explore at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then admire the striking features of Church of the Jesuits, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
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Hallstatt, Austria

— 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum Hallstatt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hallstatt online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Vienna to Hallstatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), then take a stroll through Steingasse, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner.

Getting from Hallstatt to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Salzburg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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 29th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, browse the exhibits of National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, browse the exhibits of Lobkowicz Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Powder Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Prague road trip site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Prague sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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