33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chiasso, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
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10
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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11
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Osnabruck, Germany
— 2 nights
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Essen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Mechelen, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Saarbrucken, Germany
— 4 nights
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Genoa, Italy — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 1st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, and then surround yourself with nature on Set Sail Tours. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Old Port, then see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Genoa is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Luxembourg City in July; daily highs in Genoa reach 32°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then examine the collection at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna della Neve.

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You can fly from Genoa to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Fatacadabra, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence journey builder tool.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, get engrossed in the history at Galleria 92 - Casa Storica del 1867, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chiasso.
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Chiasso, Switzerland — 1 day

Chiasso is a municipality in the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.As the southernmost of Switzerland's municipalities, Chiasso is located at the border with Italy, in front of Ponte Chiasso (a Frazione of Como, Italy). Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Vincenzo Vela, learn more about the world around you at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, then explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, and finally browse the different shops at Centro Ovale Chiasso.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chiasso road trip tool.

Drive from Milan to Chiasso in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio Israelitico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then examine the collection at Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, then take in the exciting artwork at Reggia Di Reale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Madonna del Pilone.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turin trip maker tool.

You can drive from Chiasso to Turin in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.
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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 14th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Museum Rosengart Collection, and then see some colorful creatures with Peakdivers. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

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Fly from Turin to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in July, Zurich is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany — 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Palace Square, then step into the grandiose world of Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg, then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Eninger Weide, step into the grandiose world of Lichtenstein Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Sinneswandel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zurich to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, don't miss a visit to Tiefer Brunnen, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe.

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

You can drive from Stuttgart to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 2 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Altes Land, then identify plant and animal life at Himmelmoor, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hamburg Town Hall.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Osnabruck.
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Osnabruck, Germany — 2 nights

City of Peace

Offering a wealth of history, both ancient and more modern, Osnabruck is also known for its fine dining, shopping, and variety of festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): meet the residents at Zoo Osnabruck, examine the collection at Automuseum Melle, then see the interesting displays at Tuchmacher Museum, and finally examine the collection at Varusschlacht Museum und Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Westfalischer Kunstverein, steep yourself in history at Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom), then see the interesting displays at LWL-Museum fur Kunst und Kultur, and finally see the interesting displays at Felix Nussbaum Haus.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Osnabruck tour planning site.

You can drive from Hamburg to Osnabruck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Essen.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Essen, Germany — 2 nights

Shopping City

For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, then wander the streets of Konigsallee, and finally examine the collection at Classic Remise Dusseldorf. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum Folkwang, then learn more about the world around you at Ruhr Museum, then contemplate the long history of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, and finally examine the collection at Red Dot Design Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Essen trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Osnabruck to Essen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mechelen.
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Mechelen, Belgium — 2 nights

Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
On the 26th (Wed), go for a walk through Dyle Path, admire the striking features of St. Rumbold's Cathedral, then walk around ZOO Planckendael, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Van Duffel. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Town Hall (Stadhuis), then contemplate the long history of Groot Begijnhof, then see the interesting displays at Herge Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Vismarkt.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mechelen journey planner.

You can drive from Essen to Mechelen in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Liege.
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Liege, Belgium — 2 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Forestia, then learn about all things military at Bastogne War Museum, and then take a stroll through Old Town of Durbuy. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Coteaux de la Citadelle, admire the masterpieces at Tresor de Liege, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), then admire the striking features of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel).

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Liege trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Mechelen to Liege in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Liege sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saarbrucken.
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Saarbrucken, Germany — 4 nights

Saarbrücken is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Karl Marx House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kornmarkt and St. Paulin-Kirche. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saarbrucken: Weingut Louis Klein (in Traben-Trarbach), Stiftskirche St. Castor, Karden (in Treis-Karden) and Eltz Castle (in Wierschem). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), don't miss a visit to Konstantinbasilika, explore the historical opulence of Reichsburg Cochem, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Glockengiesserei Mabilon.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saarbrucken trip planner.

You can drive from Liege to Saarbrucken in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Saarbrucken are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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