30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Dresden (The Dresden Zwinger, Procession of Princes, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at DDR Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Berlin online sightseeing planner.

San Francisco, USA to Berlin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 19th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): wander the streets of The Jordaan, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Brussels.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

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 21st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then make a trip to Grand Place, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally steep yourself in history at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then don't miss a visit to Atomium, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Maison Autrique.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels journey planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Berlin.
Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace & Belvedere Castle on the Pfingstberg). See some other sides of Berlin: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Brussels to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Baden-Baden.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Baden-Baden, Germany — 1 night

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
On the 26th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, then make a trip to MerkurBergbahn, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, and finally try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank. On the next day, walk around Lichtentaler Allee, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mummelsee, and then boost your wellbeing at Friedrichsbad.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Baden-Baden trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zurich.
Parks · Nature · Baths · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 28th (Tue), wander the streets of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera and then stroll around Parc Guell.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Avignon.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Avignon, France — 2 nights

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms, then hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon journey builder.

Fly from Barcelona to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Avignon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.
Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

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.
Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Vieille Ville, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nice online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder site.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in July since evenings lows in Paris dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Belgium travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
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.