26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
7
Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  7​h
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
11
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
12
Paris, France
— 2 nights
End: Paris, France

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Hotel de Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On your second day here, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary site .

Take a train from Paris to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Geneva are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Room Escape Games

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nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Place Massena, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and finally contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Geneva to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Geneva in October: high temperatures in Nice hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to La Spezia.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): trek along Cinque Terre Trails, then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: hike along Cinque Terre footpaths and then take a stroll through Portovenere.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our La Spezia road trip planning tool .

Getting from Nice to La Spezia by car takes about 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in La Spezia

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Portovenere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence holiday builder website .

You can take a train from La Spezia to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

You can plan Rome trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Amalfi, Italy

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get some fabulous bargains at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amalfi trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of train, subway, and taxi from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Amalfi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amalfi

Transportation Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ravello
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Food Tours
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, subway, and train from Amalfi to Venice takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amalfi in October; daily highs in Venice reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally don't miss a visit to Mozartplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and then admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Venice to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in October; daily highs in Salzburg reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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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 (Mon), ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Keep things going the next day: get curious at Deutsches Museum, then explore the activities along English Garden, then appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

You can plan Munich trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 24th (Thu), admire the striking features of Romer, then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Goethe House, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, and then take in the views from Eiserner Steg.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Frankfurt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

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Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles, admire the natural beauty at Palace of Versailles, and then take in the views from Pont Alexandre III.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online tour planner .

Take a train from Frankfurt to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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