32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City, United States
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 45​min
5
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
7
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  7​h 30​min
12
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
13
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
14
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City, United States

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore hidden gems such as Arundel Castle and Gardens and Drusillas Park. Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: North Laine (in Brighton), Woburn Safari Park (in Woburn) and The River Cam (in Cambridge). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary builder site .

Salt Lake City, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to London is 7 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 62°F and lows about 46°F. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Drusillas Park, North Laine, Woburn Safari Park, The River Cam, Arundel Castle and Gardens
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Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On the next day, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then take a stroll through Le Marais, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Les Beaux Monts.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning tool .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Les Beaux Monts
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles, sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brussels online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Nature
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Cantillon Brewery ©
Cantillon Brewery
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon
Etangs d'Ixelles ©
Etangs d'Ixelles

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, contemplate the waterfront views at Het Twiske, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

2
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildpark Bad Mergentheim, and then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence. On the next day, take a stroll through Altstadt, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), browse the exhibits of Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim, then see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., then steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, and finally contemplate the long history of Town Walls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip app .

Getting from Amsterdam to Rothenburg by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Würzburg Residence, Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim, Wildpark Bad Mergentheim
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad St. Alban, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Andechs Monastery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Haidhausen. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then stroll around English Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Starnberger See, and finally get behind the scenes at BMW Welt.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip planner .

Drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Strandbad St. Alban, Andechs Monastery, Starnberger See
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Strandbad St. Alban ©
Strandbad St. Alban
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

2
nights
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden, then get outside with Jenner Bergbahn, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Berchtesgaden, and finally go for a walk through Almbachklamm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Salzheilstollen Berchtesgaden, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Enzianbrennerei Grassl, then kick back and relax at Strandbad Ubersee, and finally play a few rounds at Golf Resort Achental.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berchtesgaden trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Munich to Berchtesgaden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Almbachklamm, Jenner Bergbahn, Strandbad Ubersee, Golf Resort Achental
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Jenner Bergbahn ©
Jenner Bergbahn
Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden ©
Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden
Schloss Berchtesgaden ©
Schloss Berchtesgaden

2
nights
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): admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall, tee off at Golfclub Kitzbuhel-Schwarzsee, then explore the activities along Schwarzsee, and finally tee off at Golfclub Kitzbuhel. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Steingasse, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, make a trip to Stiegl-Brauwelt, then explore the galleries of DomQuartier Salzburg, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online itinerary planner .

Salzburg is very close to Berchtesgaden. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Kitzbuhel, Gollinger Wasserfall
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Residenzgalerie Salzburg ©
Residenzgalerie Salzburg
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 22nd (Tue), take a stroll through Niederdorf.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Zurich vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Salzburg to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 23rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Heimwehfluh ©
Heimwehfluh

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at Jack Wolfskin Store, stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise, look for gifts at Laderach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, and finally look for gifts at Metzgerei Bayard.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

2
nights
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 26th (Sat): take advantage of the amenities at Blue Moon, stroll around Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Ponte dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Venice by train takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Blue Moon, Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary, Basilica di Sant’Antonio
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Mon), get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Duomo di Orvieto. Escape the urban bustle at Cascata delle Marmore and Parco Regionale Sirente Velino. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Riva di Polline (in Trevignano Romano), Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, wander the streets of Trastevere, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore, Parco Regionale Sirente Velino, Riva di Polline, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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