38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Grande Prairie, Canada
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
7
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Nice, France
— 3 nights
10
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
14
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Grande Prairie, Canada


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2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): wander the streets of The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam driving holiday planning app .

Grande Prairie, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grande Prairie in October; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Polish Army Museum (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego), make a trip to Old Town Observation Terrace, then appreciate the history behind Statue of the Little Insurgent, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Warsaw University Library, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then admire the natural beauty at Saxon Gardens.

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

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Warsaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Warsaw. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Prague.

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours Parks Museums
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Walking tours
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Top Gun Prague Shooting Events. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague travel route website .

You can fly from Warsaw to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Food Tours
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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nights
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 19th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Deutsches Museum and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip maker app .

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Tours
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

3
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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 21st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahlenberg, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then admire the striking features of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and finally admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna online route planner .

You can take a train from Munich to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Liberty Statue. Take a break from Budapest with a short trip to Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral in Esztergom, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to 3d Gallery Budapest, see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Celeritas Shooting Club.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Budapest route builder .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Budapest are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Velebit Nature Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Konjicki Klub Rakovica.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip tool .

Traveling by shuttle from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Velebit Nature Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Velebit Nature Park ©
Velebit Nature Park
Galovac Lake ©
Galovac Lake

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Milan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio

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nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastère de Cimiez, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez, then take a stroll through Place Rossetti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nice travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Milan to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Nice. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Monastère de Cimiez ©
Monastère de Cimiez
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova and Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello. There's lots more to do: partake in some friendly competition at Ilgioco.net - Escape Room Games & more, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, and contemplate the long history of Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa trip planner .

You can drive from Nice to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Genoa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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1
night
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 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico and then admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Genoa to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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nights
City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino ©
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): walk around San Marino Nature Park, take in the pleasant sights at Passo Delle Streghe, explore the historical opulence of Guaita, admire the majestic nature at Orti Borghesi San Marino, then examine the collection at Museum of Torture, and finally contemplate the long history of Montale Tower. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, steep yourself in history at Cesta Tower, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico, then contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino, and finally look for gifts at La Saponeria Del Titano.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the City of San Marino trip planner.

Getting from Florence to City of San Marino by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Florence in November, plan for little chillier days in City of San Marino, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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San Marino Nature Park ©
San Marino Nature Park
Palazzo Pubblico ©
Palazzo Pubblico
Cava dei Balestrieri ©
Cava dei Balestrieri

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nights
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 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the history behind La Pieta, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro in Vincoli, don't miss a visit to Monastero Di S.Benedetto, and then don't miss a visit to Macchina di Santa Rosa.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome online trip maker .

Traveling by car from City of San Marino to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. When traveling from City of San Marino in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vatican City, Macchina di Santa Rosa, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Via San Gregorio Armeno. When in Naples, make a side trip to see Speed Boats Tours in Sorrento, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, make a trip to Oltre I Resti, and engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naples day trip app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Naples sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pompeii, Speed Boats Tours
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