32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Athens, Greece
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Heraklion, Greece
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London online trip maker.

Christchurch, New Zealand to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to London is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in August, things will get a bit warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planning site.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lucerne.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), Lake Zurich, &more) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and explore the venue of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Lucerne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Lucerne. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in September; daily highs in Lucerne reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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.
On the 14th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence attractions planner.

You can fly from Lucerne to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lucerne in September: high temperatures in Florence hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and appreciate the history behind La Pieta.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome travel route planning tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Split.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a stroll through Riva Harbor, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace. On your second day here, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip builder.

You can fly from Rome to Split in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 nights

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, make a trip to Pile Gate, stroll through Zarkovica Animal Shelter, and head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip builder.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 24th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens.

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

Fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Greece — 3 nights

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Paterianakis, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then relax in the rural setting at Snail Farm and Fun, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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