28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Palanga, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palais des Nations, Genève, Food Tours, Patek Philippe Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva planner.

San Antonio, USA to Geneva is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Antonio to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in July; daily highs in Geneva reach 81°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Attractions like Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Grunsee make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as 5-Seenweg and Fly Fish Zermatt. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Riffelsee, stroll through Trockener Steg, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, and go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): hike along Via Ferrata, take in the awesome beauty at Allmendhubel, then trek along North face Trail, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then identify plant and animal life at Axalp, then admire the sheer force of Giessbachfälle, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Interlaken online trip maker.

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at French Church, admire the local landmark of Simsonbrunnen, admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas, then examine the collection at Museum of Art and History, and finally identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bern online tour planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Bern by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 23rd (Sat), wander the streets of Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, stop by Schanzengraben Canal, stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, then take a stroll through Niederdorf, and finally don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse. On your second day here, make a trip to Limmatquai, then see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and then explore the activities along Flussbad Oberer Letten.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich journey planner.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Attractions like Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid make great kid-friendly stops. Appreciate the collections at Davids Samling (The David Collection) and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, and take a leisurely stroll along Islands Brygge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Zurich to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zurich in July, with highs in Copenhagen at 72°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Palanga.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Palanga, Lithuania

— 2 nights
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Palanga Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Birute's Hill, examine the collection at Palanga Amber Museum, examine the collection at Antanas Moncys House, then take an in-depth tour of Kretinga Museum, and finally admire the local landmark of Jūratė ir Kastytis. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Laukinis Vyras, examine the collection at Kalvystes Muziejus, head outdoors with Melnrage Beach, then examine the collection at Dog Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Palanga trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Copenhagen to Palanga. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Palanga is 1 hour. In July in Palanga, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Palanga

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
On the 30th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Catherine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's church, examine the collection at Adam Mickiewicz Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), and finally examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Gediminas Avenue, visit Vilnius Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vilnius online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Palanga to Vilnius in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Riga's History and Navigation, examine the collection at Fashion Museum, then make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), then hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and finally don't miss a visit to Livu Square. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ragakapa Nature Park, walk around Dzintari Forest Park, then explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art, then examine the collection at Jewish Museum / Museum Jews in Latvia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Zanis Lipke Memorial.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Riga trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 3 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kadriorg Palace and Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta). Let the collections at Estonian Health Museum and Marzipana Gallery capture your imagination. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, get engrossed in the history at Peter the Great House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church, and contemplate the long history of Tallinn Legends.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Tallinn sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Aalto House. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

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.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."