38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Tehran, Iran
Subway + Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
10
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
12
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  35 h
End: Tehran, Iran

4
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip planning tool.

Tehran, Iran to Paris is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Paris is minus 2.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Tehran in May: highs in Paris hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Step out of Bordeaux with an excursion to La Grande Dune du Pilat in Pyla-sur-Mer--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, get your game on at Virtual Room Bordeaux, and make a trip to Place Parlement.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux road trip planning website.

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you will find days in Bordeaux are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Grande Dune du Pilat
Highlights from your plan
Virtual Room Bordeaux ©
Virtual Room Bordeaux
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

3
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Cannes is known for nature, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Lérins Islands, take a stroll through La Croisette, make a trip to Rue Meynadier, and browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cannes road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Cannes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Musee Picasso
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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 30th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Marineland and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Nice travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cannes to Nice by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Highlights from your plan
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

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Getting from Nice to Rome by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Florence using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online tour planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Lugano is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata, look for gifts at Baba J, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lugano travel route planner.

Drive from Venice to Lugano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Fox Town Factory Stores
Highlights from your plan
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town, Lake Zurich, &more). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

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You can drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Lugano in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lucerne: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zurich
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Bern, Switzerland

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Lauterbrunnen Church (in Lauterbrunnen), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bern online tour planner.

Take a train from Lucerne to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Bern

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Interlaken, Jungfraujoch, Lauterbrunnen Church, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

3
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Colmar (Little Venice & Old Town) and Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz, examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, take a stroll through La Petite France, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg day trip planning app.

You can drive from Bern to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colmar, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, Domaine Albert Seltz
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg ©
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, Belfry of Bruges, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Brussels takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Strasbourg in June, with highs in Brussels at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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