29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  29​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Modena, Italy
— Few hours
4
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  3​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train + subway:  3​h
7
Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Pompeii, Italy
— Few hours
train:  6​h 30​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
12
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planning website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Zurich is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Auckland to Zurich, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Fall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, and finally admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Stockalper Palace, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Modena.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stockalper Palace, Aletsch Glacier
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 13th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Modena trip planner .

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Modena in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Modena sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Modena

Museums

Side Trip

Museo Ferrari
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Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, then see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Garibaldi.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Genoa day trip site .

Traveling by car from Modena to Genoa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Modena in September since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Via Garibaldi ©
Via Garibaldi

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
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 15th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Camposanto, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Maurizio, and finally contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pisa online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Genoa to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pisa when traveling from Genoa in September, with lows around 17°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Beaches Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucca, Bagno Maurizio
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Bagno Maurizio ©
Bagno Maurizio
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
San Michele in Foro ©
San Michele in Foro

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get outdoors at Catacombe di San Callisto and Passeggiata di Gianicolo. Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Pisa to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Rufolo and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Explore Amalfi's surroundings by going to Positano (Kayaking & Canoeing, Fornillo, & more). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro del Paradiso.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 24°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pompeii.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Positano, Ravello, Scala, Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), Grotta dello Smeraldo
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pompeii trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Amalfi to Pompeii in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pompeii, with lows of 20°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toVenice.

Things to do in Pompeii

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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Venice, Italy

Venice
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 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Pompeii to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Pompeii in September, Venice is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the ancient world of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Samostan Sv.klare.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Venice to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Adventure
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Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Plaka and Acropolis of Athens. Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens. On the next day, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Vienna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in October; daily highs in Vienna reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square, then buy something for everyone on your list at Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally wander the streets of Stare Miasto.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Krakow in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Vienna in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Krakow. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Main Market Square ©
Main Market Square

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