38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
7
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
8
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
10
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
12
Pisa, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
13
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
14
Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
15
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
16
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
17
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Chicago, United States

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Visit Nyhavn and Our Saviour's Church for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Amager Strandpark, get a taste of the local shopping with National Gallery of Denmark, and wander the streets of Stroeget.

Before you visit Copenhagen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Chicago, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Copenhagen is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek ©
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Visit Westminster Abbey and Oxford Street for their historical value. Head to Harrods and Camden Marketfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, make a trip to Tower of London, wander the streets of Greenwich, and listen to music at South Bank.

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

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Hampstead ©
Hampstead
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Les Expressives. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Paris hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 29th (Sat), wander the streets of Red Light District, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Leidseplein and then stroll through Zandvoort aan Zee.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam journey website.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for little chillier days in Amsterdam, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Leidseplein
Leidseplein
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zandvoort aan Zee ©
Zandvoort aan Zee

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern and then kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Lucerne by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Amsterdam in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lucerne: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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 2nd (Tue): wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, thenappreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, thenadmire the striking features of Reichstag Building, and finally look for gifts at Troedelmarkt Arkonaplatz.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin day trip planning tool.

Fly from Lucerne to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Berlin

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Troedelmarkt Arkonaplatz ©
Troedelmarkt Arkonaplatz
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

1
night
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery and then stop by Atlantis Books E.E..

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Oia trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Oia takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Oia is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Oia

Shopping Museums
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Atlantis Books E.E. ©
Atlantis Books E.E.
Mnemossyne Gallery ©
Mnemossyne Gallery

1
night
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach and then stop by Sunbeam Handmade. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, and then kick back and relax at Red Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri trip maker website.

You can drive from Oia to Akrotiri in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunbeam Handmade, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): wander the streets of Ermou Street and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Athens day trip planner.

You can fly from Akrotiri to Athens in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Ermou Street ©
Ermou Street

2
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, thentake advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, and finally stop by Nana' Positano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, thencontemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Positano route planner.

Getting from Athens to Positano by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, wander the streets of Trastevere, thenmake a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally wander the streets of Via Condotti.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip maker tool.

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or take a bus. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, thentake a stroll through Borgo Stretto, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Pisa holiday planning website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Pisa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Pisa, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Le mura di Lucca
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, thenstop by Via de' Ginori, 23r, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Poggio al Bosco and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monterinaldi.

Plan a Florence trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Castello di Monterinaldi, Poggio al Bosco
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Castello di Monterinaldi ©
Castello di Monterinaldi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 14th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Regard and then go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip maker.

Getting from Florence to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Galerie Regard
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St. Tropez Harbor ©
St. Tropez Harbor
Galerie Regard ©
Galerie Regard

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Platja de Canyelles and Aigua Xelida. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town). Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Far de Sant Sebastia in Llafranc--about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, stop by El Barri Gòtic, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona attractions planner.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (84°F), and nights are a bit warmer (71°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Aigua Xelida, Vila Vella (Old Town), Platja de Canyelles, Far de Sant Sebastia, Platja Port Bo
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Barrio de Salamanca. Head to Mercado San Miguel and Calle Mayorfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Catedral Primada, Jacinta & Maria Chocolates, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, visit Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madrid online trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at DesignYard, take a stroll through Grafton Street, thenexamine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Temple Bar, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Sandymount Strand, and finally make a trip to The Spire.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Dublin due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for cooler days in Dublin, with highs around 68°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 51°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sandymount Strand ©
Sandymount Strand
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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