36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Nice, Bus to La Condamine
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La Condamine, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Varenna, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Edinburgh, use our trip itinerary maker.

Ottawa, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Edinburgh is 5 hours. In July, Edinburgh is little chillier than Ottawa - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cambridge.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Cambridge, United Kingdom — 1 night

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then gain insight at King's College, University of Cambridge, then admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, and finally do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cambridge holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Cambridge in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cambridge: highs are around 27°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.
Wineries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and stroll around Hyde Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip site.

You can take a train from Cambridge to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris planning tool.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to La Condamine.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

La Condamine, Monaco — 1 night

La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then don't miss a visit to Casino Square, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our La Condamine road trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to La Condamine takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in July since evenings lows in La Condamine dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from La Condamine to Florence by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from La Condamine in July, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Varenna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Varenna, Italy — 2 nights

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. On the 16th (Sun), admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, and then view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Varenna online road trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Varenna by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Milan.
Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Milan, Italy — 1 night

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then see the interesting displays at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Milan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Varenna to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Milan to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in July, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.
Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

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.
Budapest is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

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

Fly from Zurich to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Novy Svet, don't miss a visit to Golden Lane, appreciate the history behind Franz Kafka statue, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Old Royal Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, stop by Lesser Town, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally stroll through Kampa Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip maker site.

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Budapest, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Berlin, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.
Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for sightseeing, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, walk around Faelledparken, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and examine the collection at Den Kongelige Afstobningssamling.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.
Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam vacation planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

Dublin, Ireland — 4 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, make a trip to Temple Bar, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dublin route maker site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Dublin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Dublin is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."