27 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
2
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train
3
Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
6
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
7
Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
8
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train
9
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Train
10
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of St. Louis of the French and Cupola di San Pietro. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Milan.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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 (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Rome to Milan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in October, you will find days in Milan are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Como.
more
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Como, Italy — 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral of Como (Duomo) and Tempio Voltiano. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano and Basilica di San Fedele. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant’Orsola, look for gifts at Le Chicche torte di caramelle By Bijoux, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Como trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Como by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.
more
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 22nd (Sun), play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along 5 Lakes Walk, cast your line with Fly Fish Zermatt, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, then trek along Marmot Trail, and finally have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Zermatt attractions app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Como to Zermatt in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Interlaken.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

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 24th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Interlaken are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.
more
Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:

Grindelwald, Switzerland — 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 26th (Thu), wander the streets of Alpiglen, take in the awesome beauty at Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen, try for a hole-in-one at Lauberhorn Crazygolf, then get all the equipment you need at Central Sport, and finally get engrossed in the history at Grindelwald Museum. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lieselotte Trail, trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, then hike along Maennlichen Royal Walk, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary app.

Grindelwald is very close to Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Basel.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Basel, Switzerland — 2 nights

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 28th (Sat), take a stroll through Basel's Old Town, see the interesting displays at Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel, then examine the collection at Pantheon Basel, then explore the ancient world of Augusta Raurica, and finally contemplate the long history of Wehrkirche St. Arbogast.

Find out how to plan Basel trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Basel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Basel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Hamburg.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

Hamburg, Germany — 2 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Dialog in the Dark, visit HafenCity, then see the interesting displays at International Maritime Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, kick back and relax at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, then see the interesting displays at Chocoversum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Ohlsdorf Cemetery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Basel to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Basel, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hamburg, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

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.
On the 1st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, then stroll around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Assistens Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Stroeget, then visit Nyhavn, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amager Strandpark.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip builder site.

Fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Gothenburg.
more
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

Gothenburg, Sweden — 5 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Haga and Skansen Kronan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oscar Fredriks Church and Hemsokt Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Gothenburg side-trips: Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat (in Varnhem), Hornborgasjon (in Broddetorp) and Ods Kyrka (in Od). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturum Getteron, contemplate the waterfront views at Delsjon, see the interesting displays at Aeroseum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg trip planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8: