37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Giverny, France
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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San Marino, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 day
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Greve in Chianti, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visiting Natuurgebied Zwanenwater and Uitkijkduin Petten will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Strand Egmond aan Zee and Zandvoort aan Zee. And it doesn't end there: stop by The Jordaan, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, meet the residents at ARTIS, and see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam journey builder.

San Jose, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in August, you will find days in Amsterdam are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seine River and Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Giverny.
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Giverny, France

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Tourelles and then get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm.

Plan trip to Giverny with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Paris to Giverny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 2 nights

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Route des Cretes, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix, shop like a local with Verrerie d'Art de Kaysersberg, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Kaysersberg, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Turckheim. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then take in panoramic vistas at Tour des Bouchers, then look for gifts at Cave de Ribeauville, and finally take a stroll through Little Venice.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colmar tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Giverny to Colmar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Colmar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 1 night

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 26th (Fri), get great views at Harderkulm, take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and finally visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then walk around Hohematte Park, and finally look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken road trip tool.

Getting from Colmar to Interlaken by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Colmar in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Interlaken, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Popular historic sites such as Uferpromenade Weggis and Markuskirche are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Altstadt Luzern and Muri Abbey. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, explore the activities along Laguna Veneta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lio Piccolo, then stop by La Stramba, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice planning app.

You can fly from Lucerne to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lucerne in August, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Marino.
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San Marino, Italy — 2 nights

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Marino driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to San Marino in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale.

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

Getting from San Marino to Florence by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 1 day

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, look for gifts at L'Orsa Minore, Libri & Mappe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pisa driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Greve in Chianti.
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Greve in Chianti, Italy — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at Castello Monterinaldi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sant'Agostino, steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, do a tasting at Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, then learn about winemaking at Vignamaggio, and finally learn about winemaking at Enoteca Falorni.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Greve in Chianti trip planner.

Getting from Pisa to Greve in Chianti by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Greve in Chianti sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

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 Duomo di Orvieto and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Shop till you drop at Via Condotti and Caseificio le Perle degli Angeli. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Riserva Naturale Monte Velino (in Magliano de' Marsi). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome visit planning tool.

Getting from Greve in Chianti to Rome by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 4 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fornillo and Baia di Ieranto. Take a break from the city and head to Oasi Valle della Caccia and Spiaggia Grande. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Pompeii (Lupanar & Teatro Grande), Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Ravello, &more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, shop like a local with Miniaci Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sorrento, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Positano trip planner.

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, trek along Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Levanto to Monterosso Trail, then step into the grandiose world of Compiano Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Bardi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Positano to Cinque Terre by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Positano in September, with lows around 17°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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