28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland
— 8 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

Dortmund, Germany to Amsterdam is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online route planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rome trip planning app.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice tour builder.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Estavayer-le-Lac.
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Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland — 8 nights

Estavayer-le-Lac <ref name="fc/ks">Florence Cattin/Andres Kristol, Estavayer-le-Lac FR in: Dictionnaire toponymique des communes suisses – Lexikon der schweizerischen Gemeindenamen – Dizionario toponomastico dei comuni svizzeri , Centre de dialectologie, Université de Neuchâtel, Verlag Huber, Frauenfeld/Stuttgart/Wien 2005, und Éditions Payot, Lausanne 2005, S. 339–340. Get out of town with these interesting Estavayer-le-Lac side-trips: Les Bains de la Gruyere (in Charmey), Murten (Berntor & Ramparts Walls) and Fribourg (Cathedrale St-Nicolas & Bern Bridge). The adventure continues: get some fabulous bargains at Ambra Minerals, see the interesting displays at Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches, admire the landmark architecture of Castle of Chenaux, and get outside with Parc regional Chasseral.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Estavayer-le-Lac online travel planner.

You can drive from Venice to Estavayer-le-Lac in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in September, with highs in Estavayer-le-Lac at 23°C and lows at 11°C. You'll set off for Budapest on the 25th (Sun).
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Budapest, Hungary — 6 nights

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eger (Torok Kori Minaret, Dobo Square, &more). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and contemplate the long history of Matthias Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Budapest online journey planner.

Getting from Estavayer-le-Lac to Budapest by car takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C.
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