40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Cologne, Germany
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Augsburg, Germany
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Zell am See, Austria
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Tolmezzo, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Rimini, Italy
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Pescara, Italy
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Vieste, Italy
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Policoro, Italy
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Siderno, Italy
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Fondi, Italy
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Amatrice, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Genoa, Italy
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Tignes, France
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Moux-en-Morvan, France
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Reims, France
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Dinant, Belgium
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Roermond, The Netherlands
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Cologne, Germany — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 1st (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at KolnTriangle, then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and finally take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge.

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Rheine to Cologne is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Heidelberg.
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Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Heidelberg, Germany — 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll through Mannheimer Wasserturm, then examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally stop by Altstadt (Old Town). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum), then walk around Luisenpark, and then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge).

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Take a train from Cologne to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Augsburg.
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Augsburg, Germany — 1 night

Peace City

Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, Augsburg, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Augsburg Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Ulrich and St. Afra, admire the landmark architecture of Augsburg Town Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter am Perlach, and finally make a trip to Perlach Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Augsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Augsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Heidelberg in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Augsburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zell am See.
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Zell am See, Austria — 2 nights

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
On the 5th (Fri), cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then fly down the slopes at Zell Am See, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell.

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You can drive from Augsburg to Zell am See in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tolmezzo.
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Tolmezzo, Italy — 3 nights

Tolmezzo is a town and comune in the province of Udine, part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of north-eastern Italy.GeographyTolmezzo is located at the feet of the Strabut Mountain, between the Tagliamento River and the Bût stream. Take a break from Tolmezzo with a short trip to Cave of Pradis in Clauzetto, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Mulin dal Flec, o dal Ross, examine the collection at Carnic Museum of Popular Arts Michele Gortani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pieve di San Floriano di Illegio, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Andrea.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tolmezzo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Tolmezzo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zell am See in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Tolmezzo: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tolmezzo to Venice takes 2 hours. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Rimini.
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Rimini, Italy — 2 nights

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
On the 12th (Fri), snap pictures at The Tiberius Bridge, then find something for the whole family at Fiabilandia, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oltremare, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acquario di Cattolica. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Italy in Miniature, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Egisto 38, then find something for the whole family at Mirabilandia, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Vitale.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rimini itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Rimini takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rimini can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pescara.
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Pescara, Italy — 2 nights

Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Lungomare di Montesilvano, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto I, then don't miss a visit to La Fontana Nave di Cascella, then take in the waterfront at Lungomare, and finally take in the views from Ponte del Mare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Ponte Flaiano, then make a trip to Tortoreto Lido, then cool off at Acquapark Onda Blu, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Torre del Cerrano.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pescara trip planner.

You can drive from Rimini to Pescara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vieste.
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Vieste, Italy — 2 nights

Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Vignanotica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Sfinale, then don't miss a visit to Peschici centro storico, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally go for a walk through Vieste Promenade.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vieste trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Pescara to Vieste by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pescara in August, expect nights in Vieste to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Policoro.
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Policoro, Italy — 1 night

Policoro is a town and comune in the province of Matera, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto, stroll through Lido Sirena, then take a peaceful walk through Oasi WWF Policoro Herakleia, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Rocca Imperiale.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Policoro trip planner.

Getting from Vieste to Policoro by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Policoro are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Siderno.
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Siderno, Italy — 2 nights

Siderno is a town and comune located in Calabria, Italy about 3 kilometres from Locri.Siderno Marina is the newer town located on the Ionian coast. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Oasi Ristoro LECASCATE, admire the sheer force of Cascata del Marmarico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattolica di Stilo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary Hermit of Santa Maria della Stella. On your second day here, examine the collection at MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara, stroll through Lido delle Stelle, then get outside with Lido Beach Club Roccella J., and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Gerace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Siderno trip planner.

Traveling by car from Policoro to Siderno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Siderno are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fondi.
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Fondi, Italy — 5 nights

Fondi is a city and comune in the province of Latina, Lazio, central Italy, halfway between Rome and Naples. Venture out of the city with trips to Sanctuary of Giove Anxur (in Terracina), Gaeta (Gaeta & Santuario della Santissima Trinita - Della Montagna Spaccata) and Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Palmarola, kick back and relax at Lido Il Grillo, make a trip to Monastero San Magno, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Baronale.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fondi online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Siderno to Fondi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Siderno in August, Fondi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amatrice.
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Amatrice, Italy — 1 night

Amatrice is a town and comune in the province of Rieti, in northern Lazio (central Italy), and the center of the food-agricultural area of Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park. On the 26th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museo Di Configno, trek along Oasi di Orie Terme, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Scandarello, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario dell'Icona Passatora.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amatrice trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Fondi to Amatrice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online travel planner.

Getting from Amatrice to Florence by car takes about 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take a stroll through Boccadasse, take in the waterfront at Old Port, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, then make a trip to Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, then enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, and finally see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Genoa online trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Tignes.
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Tignes, France — 2 nights

Tignes is a commune in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the activities along Lac de Tignes, then get outside with Col De L'iseran, and then stop by Fromagerie du Lac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): fly down the slopes at Tignes Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tignes day trip planning website.

Getting from Genoa to Tignes by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Genoa in August, you will find days in Tignes are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 2nd (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

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You can drive from Tignes to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Geneva sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Moux-en-Morvan.
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Moux-en-Morvan, France — 3 nights

Explore Moux-en-Morvan's surroundings by going to Château de Châteauneuf (in Chateauneuf), Abbaye de Fontenay (in Montbard) and Statue de Vercingetorix (in Alise-Sainte-Reine).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Moux-en-Morvan itinerary planner.

Drive from Geneva to Moux-en-Morvan in 3.5 hours. September in Moux-en-Morvan sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reims.
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Reims, France — 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by car from Moux-en-Morvan to Reims takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Reims are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dinant.
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Dinant, Belgium — 1 night

Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): Head underground at Domaine Des Grottes De Han, then snap pictures at Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Dinant, and finally pause for some photo ops at Standbeeld Charles De Gaulle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dinant journey planner.

Getting from Reims to Dinant by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Reims in September, expect nights in Dinant to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Roermond.
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Roermond, The Netherlands — 1 night

Roermond is a city, a municipality, and a diocese in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.The city of Roermond is a historically important town, on the lower Roer at the east bank of the Meuse river. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), explore the activities along Maasplassen, Roermond, and then get to know the resident critters at Kasteelpark Born.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Roermond trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Dinant to Roermond in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Roermond are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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