28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 7 nights
Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ciutat Vella and Anfiteatro de Tarragona. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarragona (Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona & Circ Roma) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, wander the streets of El Born, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip website.

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Barcelona. In September, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale saint Jean-Baptiste and Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fresque des Lyonnais and Hotel de Ville de Lyon. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, and take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lyon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in September: high temperatures in Lyon hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Nice, France

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs and Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche. Villa Kerylos and Ville medieval will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, admire the masterpieces at Musee Renoir, contemplate the long history of Vieux La Turbie, and explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nice travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lugano, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get in touch with nature at Monte San Salvatore and Tibetan bridge "Carasc". Monte San Giorgio and Centro storico Gandria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza G. Motta (in Ascona) and Bellinzona (Palazzo della Societa Bancaria Ticinese, Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto, don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, and stroll through Lido San Domenico.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lugano driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Lugano takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Lugano dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jesuitenkirche and Hofkirche. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt Pilatus and Richard Wagner Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). There's much more to do: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, and don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip tool.

Getting from Lugano to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, Lucerne is slightly colder than Lugano - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 7 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Get some cultural insight at Historische Altstadt and Castle Staufenberg. Escape the urban bustle at Merkur and Geroldsau Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Burgruine Zavelstein (in Bad Teinach-Zavelstein), Calw (Hermann Hesse Museum & Klosterruine Hirsau) and Stadtkirche Sankt Marien (in Gengenbach). There's still lots to do: walk around Lichtentaler Allee, steep yourself in history at Dicker Turm (Schloss), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bernharduskirche, and explore the ancient world of Hohenbaden Old Castle.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Baden-Baden sightseeing website.

Drive from Lucerne to Baden-Baden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Zaanse Schans. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and De Duif. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the activities along The Amstel, and see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Baden-Baden to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trip