44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 7 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Venice Marco Polo Airport
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zadar, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vila Vella (Old Town) and El Born. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

5
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Marseille, France

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore hidden gems such as Le Vieux Port and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Cape Canaille (in Cassis) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, steep yourself in history at Palais Longchamp, don't miss a visit to La corniche, and walk around Parc Borely.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Munich, Germany

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Marienplatz and Walking tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge (in Berchtesgaden), Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden) and Oberammergau (Alpine Coaster Oberammergau & Oberammergau Church). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Siegestor, and contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munich vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Munich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in June, expect Munich to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt Pilatus and Chapel Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (The Nine Towers & Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke)). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Predigerkirche.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Airtime Paragliding and North face Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lauterbrunnen: Lotschental Valley (in Blatten), Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen) and Rodelbahn Oeschinensee (in Kandersteg). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, see the interesting displays at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, and fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Venice vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lauterbrunnen to Venice. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

Tours · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Holy Mary Monument. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, learn the secrets of beer at Active Tours, see the interesting displays at Zagreb City Museum, and make a trip to King Tomislav Square.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Zagreb tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Venice to Zagreb in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in July, Zagreb is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park route planning app.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature
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Zadar, Croatia

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) and Sokolarski Raptor Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Zadar: The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik (in Sibenik), Wine Garden (in Skradin) and Jadro Beach (in Vir). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Kayak & Bike Adventure, take in the views from Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zadar trip website.

Traveling by bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Zadar, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Origin Croatian Cosmetics, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Omis and Cetina River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split, then examine the collection at Froggyland, then don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, and finally don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Split online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zadar in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Split, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Piazza del Popolo. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Split to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.