27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 day
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Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Zaandam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train to Gares, Bus to Etretat
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Etretat, France
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 day
Train to Cahors, Bus to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 day
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Prague, Czech Republic — 1 day

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 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Prague travel route builder website.

Zagreb, Croatia to Prague is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Zagreb, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Giethoorn.
Historic Sites · Museums

Giethoorn, The Netherlands — 1 day

Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie, see the interesting displays at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, and then explore the activities along De Wieden.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Giethoorn online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Prague to Giethoorn. In September, daily temperatures in Giethoorn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Van Gogh Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canals area and Portuguese Synagogue. Get outdoors at The Amstel and Herengracht. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Utrecht to see Dom Tower about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), take a stroll through The Jordaan, and see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planning tool.

Drive from Giethoorn to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Utrecht.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip

Utrecht, The Netherlands — 1 night

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pandhof Domkerk, take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Utrecht trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Utrecht takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zaandam.
Historic Sites

Zaandam, The Netherlands — 1 day

Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at De Bonte Hen, examine the collection at Zaans Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zaandam tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Utrecht to Zaandam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Zaandam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, Parc de Bagatelle, Montmartre, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Latin Quarter and Ile Saint-Louis. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arc de Triomphe and Musee Nissim de Camondo. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Pantheon, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Zaandam to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Etretat on the 14th (Wed).
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Etretat, France — 3 nights

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Popular historic sites such as Eglise Saint-Etienne and Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut are in your itinerary. Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption and Musee des Pecheries are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: stroll through Falaises d'Etretat, head outdoors with Cote d'Albatre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), and take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Etretat online journey builder.

You can drive from Paris to Etretat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip

Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 day

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): head outdoors with Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, and then stroll through Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France — 1 night

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Le Musee Rignault, get to know the fascinating history of Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie, then engage your brain at Grotte du Pech-Merle, and finally hike along Chemin de Halage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie, then head outdoors with Chemin des Brigands, and then see the interesting displays at Saveurs et Safran.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Cirq-Lapopie journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Geneva.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

Geneva, Switzerland — 1 day

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, then examine the collection at MEG Musee d’ethnographie de Geneve, and finally examine the collection at Fondation Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Geneva route builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint-Cirq-Lapopie to Geneva. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in September: highs in Geneva hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
Museums · Historic Sites

Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, then explore the activities along Stellisee, and then hike along Marmot Trail. Keep things going the next day: hike along 5 Lakes Walk, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Oberrothorn.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zermatt day trip site.

Drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

St. Moritz, Switzerland — 1 day

St.
On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower and then get engrossed in the history at Engadine Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to St. Moritz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. In September, daily temperatures in St. Moritz can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums

Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Dorsoduro. Visit Centro Storico di Venezia and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari for their historical value. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice itinerary planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Venice in 5 hours. In September, Venice is somewhat warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Bled, Slovenia — 1 day

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): trek along Vintgar Gorge, Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bled trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Bled in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in September, expect Bled to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours
Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.