32 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pula, Croatia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

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 19th (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get a taste of the local shopping with Barrio de Salamanca, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, then pick up some local products at Mercado de San Antón, then shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Cerralbo.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Madrid is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in July: highs in Madrid hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, pause for some serene contemplation at Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then wander the streets of El Born, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 1 night

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Tables, take a stroll through Place de la Comedie, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally savor the flavors at Chateau de Flaugergues.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Montpellier road trip planner.

You can drive from Barcelona to Montpellier in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Mon), cruise along La Pointe de Saint Hospice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice, take a tour by water with Cap Ferrat Diving, then get outside with Sentier du Littoral, and finally see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, take in the pleasant sights at Quai des Etats Unis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Villa Borghese, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Vatican Necropolis, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, then make a trip to Piazza Venezia, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Venice.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take a stroll through Dorsoduro, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then buy something for everyone on your list at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice online trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pula.
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Pula, Croatia — 1 night

It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Historico y Naval de Istra, examine the collection at Museum Olei Histriae, take an in-depth tour of MEMO Museum Pula, delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Francis, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Felsen Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Penizule Beach, stroll through Sandstrande, then learn about winemaking at Food & Wine station Trapan, and finally do a tasting at Benazic Winery.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pula driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Pula in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In July in Pula, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): head off the coast to Margaret Island, witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő, view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Pula to Budapest in 6 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.
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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.
On the 2nd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Copa Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Prague.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, get a taste of the local shopping with Narodni Galerie Praha, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then explore the engaging exhibits at Gallery of Steel Figures, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague vacation tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): head outdoors with Strandbad Wannsee, contemplate the long history of Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz, don't miss a visit to Neues Palais, explore the historical opulence of Sanssouci Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Potsdam's Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Schloss Cecilienhof. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, then wander the streets of Mitte, then look for gifts at Rausch Schokoladenhaus, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin online trip builder.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Jungfernstieg, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a stroll through HafenCity, then examine the collection at International Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Chocoversum, and finally contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hamburg trip planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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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.
On the 8th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at The Amstel, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), then take a stroll through De 9 Straatjes, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of The Jordaan, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, then see the interesting displays at Micropia, and finally explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker app.

Fly from Hamburg to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a stroll through Place St. Gery, don't miss a visit to Grand Place, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, then admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mont des Arts.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels sightseeing planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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 11th (Fri), get outside with Roberto Beach, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Starnberger See, then examine the collection at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, and finally hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche, admire the landmark architecture of Old Town Hall, view the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Munich, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schleissheim, and finally explore the activities along English Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Limmatquai will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Wyden Badi and Limmat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Rapperswil (Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden & Schloss Rapperswil), Kloster Einsiedeln (in Einsiedeln) and Aeschbach Chocolatier (in Root). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bad Hirsgarten, explore the world behind art at Museum Rosengart Collection, admire the striking features of Church of St. Peter, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich travel planning site.

Fly from Munich to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris sightseeing website.

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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