26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Reims, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Calais, France
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more), Conca dei Marini (Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire & Piccadilly Ceramics) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the galleries of Museo Cappella Sansevero, get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, and brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Naples tour app.

Honolulu, USA to Naples is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Naples is 11 hours. In September, Naples is little chillier than Honolulu - with highs of 80°F and lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

City of San Marino, San Marino

— 1 night
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
On the 20th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Girolamo Gozi Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, then explore the historical opulence of Guaita, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the City of San Marino online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to City of San Marino takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Naples in September; daily highs in City of San Marino reach 72°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

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 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

Getting from City of San Marino to Milan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

— 2 nights
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Florin, don't miss a visit to The Main Square, get a sense of history and politics at Landtag of Liechtenstein, then get engrossed in the history at Liechtenstein National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Liechtenstein Center, and finally examine the collection at Postal Museum.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Vaduz trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Milan to Vaduz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and tram. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Vaduz

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 24th (Fri), wander the streets of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then stop by Altstadt Luzern, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Vaduz to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Zurich are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Strasbourg, France

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 26th (Sun), make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, then don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, then step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and finally admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then wander the streets of La Petite France, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Reims.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Reims, France

— 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): do a tasting at Moet et Chandon and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Saint-Remi, learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Taittinger, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reims online itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Reims in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally examine the collection at Atomium. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brussels vacation tool.

You can drive from Reims to Brussels in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in September, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Antwerp, Belgium

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 2nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, stop by Orogem Jewelry, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis), see the interesting displays at Red Star Line Museum, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then make a trip to St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Antwerp trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Antwerp sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to The Markt, then stop by Chocolates & Happiness, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, and finally snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bruges itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Bruges sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Calais.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Calais, France

— 1 night

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, then pause for some photo ops at The Burghers of Calais, then stop by Calais Wine Superstore, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Cite Europe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Calais trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Calais in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Calais

Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

London, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Calais to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in London are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

San Marino travel guide

3.3
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.

Liechtenstein travel guide

3.5
Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.