23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Trouville-sur-Mer, France
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
9
Paris, France
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
10
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Malmo, Sweden
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

1
night
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, wander the streets of Old Town, then make a trip to Lviv City Hall, and finally make a trip to Rynok Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Boim Family, then see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House, then pause for some photo ops at Column of St. Christopher, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lviv travel itinerary planner .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Lviv is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Lviv. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in September, expect Lviv to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lviv to Vienna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, and then explore the historical opulence of Devin Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take in the views from Stary most, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, pause for some photo ops at Cumil, make a trip to UFO Observation Deck, then steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, and finally make a trip to Slavin War Memorial.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bratislava online travel planner .

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 17th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube, make a trip to Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Budapest holiday app .

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 19th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planner.

Fly from Budapest to Geneva in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Geneva, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
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 (Sat): ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder site .

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trouville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
day
Trouville-sur-Mer, France

Trouville-sur-Mer ©
This village of fishermen is a popular coastal resort attraction in Normandy.
On the 25th (Wed), kick back and relax at Plage de Trouville, try to win big at Casino Barriere Trouville, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts de 1914-18.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Trouville-sur-Mer trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Trouville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Trouville-sur-Mer can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Trouville-sur-Mer

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Trouville ©
Plage de Trouville
Casino Barriere Trouville ©
Casino Barriere Trouville

few
hours
Paris, France

Paris
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Trouville-sur-Mer to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Copenhagen on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try out the rides at Tivoli Gardens, wander the streets of Stroeget, take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, and take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen day trip planning app .

You can fly from Paris to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect nights in Copenhagen to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Malmo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

2
nights
Malmo, Sweden

Malmo ©
A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): snap pictures at Oresund Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Stortorget, admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso, then browse the exhibits of Malmohus, then don't miss a visit to Little Square, and finally stroll around Kungsparken.

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

You can drive from Copenhagen to Malmo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Malmo are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malmo

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lund Cathedral
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Malmohus castle ©
Malmohus castle
Oresund Bridge ©
Oresund Bridge
HSB Turning Torso ©
HSB Turning Torso

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, walk around Vigelandsparken, and then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo online route planner .

Getting from Malmo to Oslo by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oslo when traveling from Malmo in September, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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