26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
3
Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive
4
La Condamine, Monaco
— 1 day
Drive
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 day
Drive
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Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Puerta del Sol, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then walk around Casa de Campo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Madrid is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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.
To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Nice, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nice, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to La Condamine.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites

La Condamine, Monaco

— 1 day
La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. On the 6th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, steep yourself in history at Prince's Palace, take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, then make a trip to Casino Square, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our La Condamine road trip planner.

La Condamine is very close to Nice. In May in La Condamine, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in La Condamine

Casinos · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take a stroll around Vernazza, tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and finally hike along Cinque Terre footpaths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, then stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, then cruise along Ponte Thaon di Revel, and finally identify plant and animal life at Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from La Condamine to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from La Condamine in May, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pisa, Italy

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 9th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square, and then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip planning site.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
On the next day, explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online road trip planner.

Getting from Pisa to Rome by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pisa in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Milan online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 14th (Sat), hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and finally appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Lauterbrunnen takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vaduz.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

— 1 day
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, make a trip to Liechtenstein Center, then get engrossed in the history at Liechtenstein National Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Florin, and finally don't miss a visit to Bas-Relief to Josef Rheinberger.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vaduz online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Vaduz takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fussen.

Things to do in Vaduz

Museums · Historic Sites

Fussen, Germany

— 1 night

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Bavarian Kings.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fussen tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vaduz to Fussen takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. On the next day, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, explore the activities along English Garden, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

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Drive from Fussen to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Munich are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Hallstatt, Austria

— 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, then don't miss a visit to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and finally make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Munich to Hallstatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally visit Lesser Town.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Prague journey planner.

Getting from Hallstatt to Prague by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Berlin, Germany

— 3 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Liechtenstein travel guide

3.5
Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.