36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Rome, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain
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Seville, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Nice, France
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Paris, France
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Split, Croatia
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Grote Markt in Haarlem, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online trip planner.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Amsterdam is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Dunedin to Amsterdam. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

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Fly from Amsterdam to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, Rome is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, visit El Barri Gòtic, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ceramicas Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seville, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Campo, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip planning tool.

Fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

Nice, France

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musee Picasso) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice driving holiday planner.

Getting from Madrid to Nice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Paris when traveling from Nice in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, and take in the awesome beauty at Rigi.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip builder site.

Fly from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Lucerne sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Split.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: choose your vessel at Boat Rentals.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Split trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lucerne to Split in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lucerne in June: high temperatures in Split hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation · Tours

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Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: visit Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik road trip website.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.