41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Train to Bari Centrale, Ferry to Bar, Foot to Šušanj, Train to Podgorica
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 4 nights
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Durres, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Patras, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Piraeus, Greece
— 2 nights
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Sounio, Greece
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the activities along The Amstel, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online travel route planner.

London, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to The Hague.
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk and then make a trip to Lange Voorhout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kunsthal Rotterdam, stroll around Het Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our The Hague trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to The Hague in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Nissim de Camondo and Le Trocadero et son esplanade. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip app.

Traveling by train from The Hague to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.
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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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Zeyssolff - Au Peche Vigneron, then trek along Cascade du Hohwald, then take in the views from The Europe Bridge, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on VinoVarlot and then make a trip to Gare de Strasbourg.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville de Lyon, then examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally make a trip to La Renaissance Du Vieux Lyon.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Lyon day trip app.

Getting from Strasbourg to Lyon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Place Massena and Parc Naturel Departemental de la Grande Corniche. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palais de la Prefecture, take a memorable tour with Tours, ponder the design of Fontaine du Soleil, and go for a walk through Quai des Etats Unis.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

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 25th (Mon): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, join the crowd at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, then walk around Parco di Monza, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, then see the interesting displays at Museo Teatrale alla Scala, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planning app.

You can drive from Nice to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Milan. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Wed), make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo and then appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Dorsoduro. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

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

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Podgorica.
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Podgorica, Montenegro — 4 nights

One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Skadar and Dajbabe Monastery. Explore Podgorica's surroundings by going to Cetinje (Monument to Ivan Crnojević & Njegoš Museum Biljarda). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Morača River Canyon, learn about winemaking at 13 Jul Plantaže Vineyard, soothe aching muscles at The Capital Fitness Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

To find out how to plan a trip to Podgorica, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Venice to Podgorica in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Durres.
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Durres, Albania — 2 nights

Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Vitrinat Shoe Shop, contemplate the long history of Royal Villa of Durres, then steep yourself in history at Durres Amphitheatre, then take an in-depth tour of Durres Archaeological Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach Bar. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Skanderbeg Monument, then see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, then explore the historical opulence of Kruja Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Preza Castle.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Durres using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Durres takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Patras.
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Patras, Greece — 3 nights

Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Patras Mycenaean Park -Voundeni and EDEM spa. Change things up with a short trip to The Statue of Cervantes in Naupactus (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at Guide me in Greece tours, learn about winemaking at Achaia Clauss Winery, look for gifts at Samovar Natural Cosmetics, and step into the grandiose world of Rio Castle.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Patras road trip planning tool.

Drive from Durres to Patras in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Durres to Patras is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Durres in October since evenings lows in Patras dip to 16°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip maker app.

You can drive from Patras to Athens in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Piraeus.
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Piraeus, Greece — 2 nights

Piraeus is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece. For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Piraeus trip planner.

Piraeus is just a stone's throw from Athens. In October, daily temperatures in Piraeus can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sounio.
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Sounio, Greece — 4 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Poseidon and Legrena Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sounio side-trips: Pouda Beach (in Lagonisi) and Soma Therapy & Spa (in Kalyvia Thorikou).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sounio online route planner.

Traveling by car from Piraeus to Sounio takes 1.5 hours. October in Sounio sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to home.
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