39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Train
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Rust, Germany
— 1 night
Train to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Fly to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Ponte delle Torri (in Spoleto). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Popolo, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Rome at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

3
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Baptistery of St. John. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni), Siena (Torre del Mangia, Duomo di Siena, &more) and Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, &more). There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence route planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

5
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza Bra and Prato della Valle. Venture out of the city with trips to Trieste (Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, &more), Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova & Basilica of St. Anthony) and Verona (Piazza delle Erbe & Basilica di Santa Anastasia). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take a stroll through Cannaregio, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

1
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Nice, France

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.
On the 25th (Fri), get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nice online trip builder.

Getting from Venice to Nice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in June, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carrieres des Lumieres and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Arles (Amphitheatre (les Arenes) & Musee Departemental Arles Antique), Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence) and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marseille route maker.

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
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Lyon, France

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.
On the 1st (Thu), walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Marseille to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Lyon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Rust.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Rust, Germany

Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Europa-Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rust trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Rust takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rust are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Princes Street Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh), Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and The Kelpies & The Helix (in Falkirk). The adventure continues: walk around Holyrood Park, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rust to Edinburgh in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rust to Edinburgh. In July, Edinburgh is a bit cooler than Rust - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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York, United Kingdom

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to RSPB Bempton Cliffs and Peasholm Park. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Beamish Museum (in Beamish), Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton) and Filey Beach (in Filey). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Whitby Harbour, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, take a stroll through York Shambles, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Whitby Abbey.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your York trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in York are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

4
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Step off the beaten path and head to Liverpool Cathedral and Great Orme. Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Conwy Castle (in Conwy), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Llandudno Promenade (in Llandudno). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get to know the resident critters at Chester Zoo, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Liverpool visit planner.

You can drive from York to Liverpool in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 16th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then admire the striking features of Berlin Central Station, and finally don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Potsdam's Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Sanssouci Park, and then admire the striking features of Deutsches Historisches Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Berlin itinerary planner.

You can fly from Liverpool to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Liverpool to Berlin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Harbor Piers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, then contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then admire the striking features of St. Michael's Church.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg journey planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.