56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

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Paris, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Engelberg, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 8 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Brienz, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Thun, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Roses, Spain
— 2 nights
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L'Estartit, Spain
— 2 nights
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Tossa de Mar, Spain
— 2 nights
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Drive to Barcelona International Airport, Fly to Zadar Airport, Drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus to Zadar, Fly to Sao Paulo

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Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris driving holiday tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Go for a jaunt from Geneva to Montreux to see Montreux Lakeside about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, grab your bike and head to Carouge Roule, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, explore and take pictures at Riffelsee, trek along 5-Seenweg, and explore the activities along Stellisee.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip maker.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

Bern, Switzerland

— 5 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux), Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and O'Coeur des Reves ... (in Vevey). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Aare River, stop by Matte, don't miss a visit to Laeuferbrunnen, and admire the local landmark of Vennerbrunnen.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Bern day trip planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Bern are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 14:

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 15th (Tue), stroll through Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, then hike along Blumental Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and finally appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Bern to Lauterbrunnen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grindelwald: Wengen (Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway & Molitor). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip itinerary website.

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Engelberg, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Engelberg: St Gotthard Pass (in Airolo) and Andermatt (Oberalp Pass, Suworow-Denkmal, &more). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Titlis, take a memorable drive along Furka Pass, take in the views from Titlis Cliff Walk, and explore and take pictures at Sustenpass.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Engelberg trip planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Engelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and finally admire the striking features of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, make a trip to The Nine Towers, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 8 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Caumasee. When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, approximately Neuhausen am Rheinfall away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zurich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 3:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui (in Rosenlaui) and Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen). The adventure continues: get great views at Harderkulm, head outdoors with Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli, look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, and admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brienz.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Brienz, Switzerland

— 3 nights
With roots tracing back to the Bronze Age, traditional Brienz gives the impression of being lost in time.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Restiturm, take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge, then gain a rich perspective with Sherlock Holmes Museum, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Alpbachschlucht. On the next day, examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and then admire the sheer force of Giessbachfälle.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brienz travel planner.

Brienz is just a short distance from Interlaken. In July in Brienz, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Thun.

Things to do in Brienz

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Thun, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to The Central Church Of Thun and then contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Wispile, then ski along the peaceful trails at Glacier 3000, and then get great views at Lauenensee.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Thun day trip website.

Drive from Brienz to Thun in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Thun sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Thun

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, stop by Las Ramblas, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thun to Barcelona. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Thun in July; daily highs in Barcelona reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Roses.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

Roses, Spain

— 2 nights
Roses is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Empordà, located on the Costa Brava, in Catalonia, Spain. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): head outdoors with Cala Montjoi, pick up some local products at Mercat Cobert Municipal, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Canyelles Petites, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): catch some excitement at Minigolf Greens, make a splash at Aquabrava, then delve into the distant past at Ciutadella de Roses, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Rostella.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Roses sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Barcelona to Roses in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to L'Estartit.

Things to do in Roses

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

L'Estartit, Spain

— 2 nights
L'Estartit is a small town and seaside resort on the Costa Brava, on the north-eastern coast of Spain.The town is situated between the foothills of the Montgrí Massif and the Mediterranean Sea, and is part of the municipality of Torroella de Montgrí, in the Baix Empordà county, Girona province, autonomous community of Catalonia.L'Estartit stretches North-South from Cala Montgó, at the southern tip of the Bay of Roses (Badía de Roses) to the Ter River estuary in the Bay of Pals (Badía de Pals). Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the vivid underwater world at Unisub, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then have some family-friendly fun at Bowling Panorama, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja de l'Estartit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Travessia Illes Medes Estartit, make a trip to Village Medieval de Pals, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Cala Aiguablava, then make a trip to Castell de Begur, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sculpturepark Jardíns de Cap Roig.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our L'Estartit trip planning app.

You can drive from Roses to L'Estartit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in L'Estartit can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tossa de Mar.

Things to do in L'Estartit

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Tossa de Mar, Spain

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Giverola, then explore the activities along Cala Futadera, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja mar menuda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Vila Vella (Old Town) and then kick back and relax at Great Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tossa de Mar vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from L'Estartit to Tossa de Mar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Tossa de Mar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Tossa de Mar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is known for nature, parks, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park, admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes, explore the striking landscape at Veliki Prstavac, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gavanovac Lake.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Plitvice Lakes National Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tossa de Mar to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Province of Girona travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Art Museums · Landmarks
Once the territory that guarded the rugged mountain passes through the eastern Pyrenees, the Province of Girona today enjoys a prosperity largely stemming from tourism, which is especially booming along the coast. Its golden beaches hug the Mediterranean Sea. Moving uphill, off the beaten path, lush valleys lead to snowy mountains. The countryside is rich with sunflower fields and densely wooded areas. Visitors are greeted by ancient villages full of whitewashed houses and tiny alfresco cafes to tour. These are the landscapes that inspired Salvador Dalí, who lived and worked in the area for many years.