28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 7 nights
Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ciutat Vella and Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarragona (Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, Circ Roma, &more) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, visit El Born, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and shop like a local with Mercat Santa Caterina.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona travel route website.

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Barcelona. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in September, with highs in Barcelona at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale saint Jean-Baptiste and Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fresque des Lyonnais and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville de Lyon, take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Lyon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Lyon is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Nice, France

— 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs and Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche. Villa Kerylos and Ville medieval will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, admire the masterpieces at Musee Renoir, contemplate the long history of Vieux La Turbie, and explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nice travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Lugano, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get in touch with nature at Monte San Salvatore and Lido San Domenico. Monte San Giorgio and Chiesa San Carlo Borromeo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza G. Motta (in Ascona), Bellinzona (Palazzo della Societa Bancaria Ticinese, Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, &more) and Tibetan bridge "Carasc" (in Sementina). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro storico Gandria and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Rocco Lugano.

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

Drive from Nice to Lugano in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Nice in September, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Lugano. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jesuitenkirche and Museggmauer. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt Pilatus and Lion Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Richard Wagner Museum, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and see the interesting displays at Bourbaki Panorama.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip website.

Drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in September, things will get slightly colder in Lucerne: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 7 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Get some cultural insight at Historische Altstadt and Klosterruine Hirsau. Escape the urban bustle at Merkur and Goenneranlage. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Staufenberg (in Durbach), Burgruine Zavelstein (in Bad Teinach-Zavelstein) and Stadtkirche Sankt Marien (in Gengenbach). There's still lots to do: stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, contemplate the long history of Dicker Turm (Schloss), examine the collection at Faberge Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bernharduskirche.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Baden-Baden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Zaanse Schans. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, explore the activities along The Amstel, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Baden-Baden to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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