36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Balloon Rides in Segovia, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, stroll through Casa de Campo, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid route builder.

Boston, USA to Madrid is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in August, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 6 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aigua Xelida and La playa de Tamariu. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Cala Sa Conca. Venture out of the city with trips to Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Sant Feliu de Guixols (Museu d'Historia & Eremita sant Elm) and Platja d'Aro (Cala Sa Cova & Zipline). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, stroll through Cala del Senyor Ramon, and enjoy the sand and surf at Platja d’es Codolar.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 3 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Visit Fornillo and Arienzo Beach Club, Positano for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Valle delle Ferriere and I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello), Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini) and Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina di Praia Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiagge Le Praie, and get outside with Spiaggia della Gavitella.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Positano itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Positano by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salerno.
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Salerno, Italy — 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Visiting Spiaggia di castiglione and Cilento will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia - Hotel Sole Splendid and Spiaggia Lannio. On the 29th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare, stop by Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salerno tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Positano to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Salerno, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
We've included these beaches for you: Panormos Beach and Kalo Livadi Beach. Get in touch with nature at Paradise Beach and Paraga Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Stefanos Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town day trip site.

Getting from Salerno to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Salerno to Mykonos Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Copenhagen trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Copenhagen takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Copenhagen. Traveling from Mykonos Town in September, expect Copenhagen to be little chillier, temps between 65°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.
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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.
Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Scheveningen Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam route planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 11th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wahner Heide, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark, then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cologne trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Groeningemuseum, The Markt, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brussels road trip app.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Step out of the city life by going to Birdland and Speed Boats Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens in Burford (about 1h 50 min away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the London online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Brussels to London by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. September in London sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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