23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Wurzburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 1 night
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 day
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Rust, Germany
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Wurzburg, Germany — 1 night

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Wurzburg day trip planning site.

Essen to Wurzburg is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

Munich, Germany — 1 night

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.
For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich driving holiday app.

Getting from Wurzburg to Munich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.
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Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Innsbruck, Austria — 1 night

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck travel planner.

Getting from Munich to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Riva Del Garda.
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Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Riva Del Garda, Italy — 1 night

Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. On the 15th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Ledro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel Santa Barbara, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Old Ponale Road Path.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Riva Del Garda day trip website.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Riva Del Garda in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Riva Del Garda is somewhat warmer than Innsbruck - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Bologna.
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Bologna, Italy — 2 nights

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna trip builder.

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Bologna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Bologna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Getting from Bologna to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 1 day

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the striking features of Battistero di San Giovanni, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip site.

Drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Pisa sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Genoa.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

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 21st (Fri), take a stroll through Boccadasse, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, then take in the waterfront at Old Port, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Genoa trip planner.

Drive from Pisa to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Genoa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Turin.
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Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Turin, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, stroll around Parco del Valentino, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Superga. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, make a trip to Piazza Castello, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then contemplate the long history of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin travel planner.

Getting from Genoa to Turin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Genoa in October, things will get little chillier in Turin: highs are around 17°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Nice.
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Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Nice, France — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Musee Picasso in Antibes, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, examine the collection at Musee Matisse, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nice road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Turin to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
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Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

Marseille, France — 2 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Parc National des Calanques.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary site.

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Fresque La Bibliotheque de la Cite, then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lyon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in October, things will get little chillier in Lyon: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bern.
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Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), ponder the design of Zahringerbrunnen, admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern, then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bern trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Lyon to Bern in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lyon in November; daily highs in Bern reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Rust.
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Rust, Germany — 1 night

Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see where the ancients bathed at Friedrichsbad, then stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, and then try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Europa-Park, then admire the striking features of Freiburger Münster, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bachle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rust online tour planner.

You can drive from Bern to Rust in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In November in Rust, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive back home.
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Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Tuscany travel guide

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Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.
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