36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Townsville, Australia
Fly + Drive:  35 h
1
Beer, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Blois, France
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
7
Baden, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
10
Pergine Valdarno, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Townsville, Australia


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4
nights
Beer, United Kingdom

Beer ©
Beer is a village and civil parish in the East Devon district of Devon, England. Shop till you drop at Yandles Arts and Crafts and Millers Farm Shop. Get some historical perspective at Uplyme Church and Ottery St Mary Parish Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beer: Perry's Cider Brewery and Museum (in Ilminster), Chard & District Museum/Heritage Centre (in Chard) and Exmouth (Sandy Bay Beach, Exmouth Museum, & more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Beer Quarry Caves, kick back and relax at Beer Beach, stroll through Cobb Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Pecorama.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Beer route planner.

Townsville, Australia to Beer is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Townsville to Beer is minus 10 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Townsville in September; daily highs in Beer reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Beer

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Exmouth, Lyme Regis, Ottery St Mary Parish Church, Yandles Arts and Crafts, Dawlish Warren Beach
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Beer Quarry Caves ©
Beer Quarry Caves
Uplyme Church ©
Uplyme Church
Perry's Cider Brewery and Museum ©
Perry's Cider Brewery and Museum

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Visit Westminster Abbey and South Bank for their historical value. Wallace Collection and St. George's Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore London's surroundings by going to IWM Duxford (in Duxford), Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial (in Cambridge) and Highclere Castle (in Newbury). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kenwood House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London road trip planning website .

Drive from Beer to London in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Blois.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, St. George's Chapel, Highclere Castle, IWM Duxford
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

4
nights
Blois, France

Blois ©
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
You'll explore and learn at Chateau d'Azay le Ferron and Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin. Popular historic sites such as Château de l'Islette and Chateau of Talcy are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Blois: Domaine de Cande (in Monts), Chateau de Valencay (in Valencay) and Chateau d'Angles-sur-l'Anglin (in Angles sur l'Anglin). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Louis, examine the collection at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, steep yourself in history at Abbaye de la Trinite, and put a fun spin on your tour with Le Chateau des Enigmes.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Blois online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from London to Blois. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Blois are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Château de l'Islette, Domaine de Cande, Chateau d'Azay le Ferron, Chateau of Talcy, Le Chateau des Enigmes
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Chateau de Valencay ©
Chateau de Valencay
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette
Abbaye de la Trinite ©
Abbaye de la Trinite

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally take a stroll through Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Chantilly, then wander the streets of Trocadero, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip tool .

You can take a train from Blois to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Chantilly
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

4
nights
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Grote Markt. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Markthal and Blaak Markt. Get out of town with these interesting Rotterdam side-trips: Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) (in Utrecht), Kasteel Doorwerth (in Doorwerth) and Airborne Cemetery (in Oosterbeek). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Corrie ten Boom House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, admire the masterpieces at Wereldmuseum, and don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam vacation maker .

Traveling by train from Paris to Rotterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, Kasteel Doorwerth, Airborne Cemetery, Muurhuizen, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Kunsthal Rotterdam ©
Kunsthal Rotterdam
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Corrie ten Boom House ©
The Corrie ten Boom House

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munich road trip planning tool .

Fly from Rotterdam to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Baden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oberschleissheim
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim ©
Schloss Schleissheim ©
Schloss Schleissheim

2
nights
Baden, Switzerland

Baden ©
Baden, sometimes unofficially, to distinguish it from other Badens, called Baden bei Zürich or Baden im Aargau, is a municipality in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Museum Aargau - Wildegg Castle, steep yourself in history at Hallwyl Castle, contemplate the long history of Muri Abbey, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Langmatt, then steep yourself in history at Ruine Stein, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Stadtturm. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom von Arlesheim, then see the interesting displays at Augusta Raurica, and then examine the collection at Historisches Museum Baden.

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

Getting from Munich to Baden by car takes about 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Baden are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Baden

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wildegg Castle, Augusta Raurica, Muri Abbey, Dom von Arlesheim, Hallwyl Castle
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Wildegg Castle ©
Wildegg Castle
Hallwyl Castle ©
Hallwyl Castle
Muri Abbey ©
Muri Abbey

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Baden to Lucerne takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Lucerne are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
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The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 25th (Sat), get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, shop like a local with MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, see the interesting displays at Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller), brush up on your military savvy at Musee Militaire Genevois, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, then examine the collection at Chateau de Nyon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice).

For maps and tourist information, go to the Geneva tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Geneva sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pergine Valdarno.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, Chateau de Nyon, Musee Militaire Genevois
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MB&F M.A.D.Gallery ©
MB&F M.A.D.Gallery
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice ©
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice

7
nights
Pergine Valdarno, Italy

Pergine Valdarno ©
Pergine Valdarno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50km southeast of Florence and about 15km west of Arezzo.The municipality of Pergine Valdarno contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Montalto, Ponticino, Poggio Bagnoli, and Pieve a Presciano.Pergine Valdarno borders the following municipalities: Bucine, Civitella in Val di Chiana, Laterina, Montevarchi, Terranuova Bracciolini. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary and Abbazia Di Vallombrosa. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo casa natale di Michelangelo Buonarroti and Museo della Basilica di S. Maria delle Grazie. Get out of town with these interesting Pergine Valdarno side-trips: Pieve dei Santi Vincenzo e Pietro (in Chitignano), Cappella delle Stimmate (in Chiusi della Verna) and Bibbiena (Castello di Gressa & Museo Archeologico del Casentino Piero Albertoni). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Famiglia Buccelletti Winery, relax in the rural setting at Fattoria La Vialla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and see the interesting displays at Pinacoteca di Castiglion Fiorentino.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Pergine Valdarno trip maker website .

Explore your travel options from Geneva to Pergine Valdarno with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pergine Valdarno

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Monte San Savino, Bibbiena, Civitella in Val di Chiana, Caprese Michelangelo, Chiusi della Verna
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La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary ©
La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary
Famiglia Buccelletti Winery ©
Famiglia Buccelletti Winery
Abbazia Di Vallombrosa ©
Abbazia Di Vallombrosa