36 days in Europe

36 days in Europe

Rand Kaleigh

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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Les Caves du Louvre - Make Your Own Wine Workshop, Musee d'Orsay, Palace of Versailles, and other attractions you added. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sainte-Chapelle and Le Trocadero et son esplanade. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see The Hall of Mirrors about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris route maker app.

Halifax, Canada to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Paris is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Halifax in March; daily highs in Paris reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Classes · Tours

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Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Maison Dandoy - Grand Place, Chocolates & Happiness, The Old Chocolate House, and other attractions. Take a break from the city and head to Sonian Forest and Hallerbos. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Atomium.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary builder site.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), explore the activities along The Amstel, and then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt road trip tool.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Frankfurt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Munich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Schloss Neuschwanstein, Deutsches Museum, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and other attractions. Nymphenburg Palace and Heiliggeistkirche will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Munich Residenz and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip planning website.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Salzburg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sigmund Freud Museum as well as Time Travel Vienna. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hofburg and Kaisergruft. Visit Belvedere Palace and Ringstrasse for their historical value. Step out of Vienna to go to Melk and see Melk Abbey, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Naples.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

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Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, then explore the ancient world of Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, get engrossed in the history at Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, then steep yourself in history at San Domenico Maggiore, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Naples by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in April, expect Naples to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning tool.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro Storico and The Baptistery of St. John. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo di San Marco and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and see the interesting displays at Cappella Brancacci.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Passeggiata lungo la restera. Visit Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco for their historical value. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Battistero del Duomo di Padova - World Heritage Site in Padua, approximately Padua away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Venice sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

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.