40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Sigulda, Latvia
— 1 night
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Daugavpils, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Frans Hals Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Anne Frank House and Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft), Haarlem (Grote Markt & Teylers Museum) and The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get engrossed in the history at Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In March in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sigulda.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Sigulda, Latvia

Sigulda ©
Sigulda is a town in the Vidzeme Region of Latvia, 53km from the capital city Riga.OverviewSigulda is on a picturesque stretch of the primeval Gauja river valley. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Raganu katls, explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Old Sigulda Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sigulda day trip planning app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Sigulda in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Amsterdam in March, plan for slightly colder days in Sigulda, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Turaida Castle ©
Turaida Castle
Old Sigulda Castle ©
Old Sigulda Castle
Raganu katls ©
Raganu katls

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Daugavpils, Latvia

Daugavpils ©
Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky, then see the interesting displays at Preili Museum of Dolls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aglona Basilica, and finally learn about all things military at World War II Museum and Exposition Hall. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, then explore the world behind art at Daugavpils Regional and Art Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Shmakovka Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Daugavpils road trip app.

You can drive from Sigulda to Daugavpils in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sigulda in March, Daugavpils is a bit cooler at night with lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Preili Museum of Dolls ©
Preili Museum of Dolls
Aglona Basilica ©
Aglona Basilica
Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral ©
Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, then contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, then appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), then take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and finally contemplate the long history of House of the Black Heads.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Riga vacation site.

Traveling by car from Daugavpils to Riga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Daugavpils in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Riga, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
Salaspils Memorial Ensemble ©
Salaspils Memorial Ensemble

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Nice, France

Nice ©

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.
Palais Lascaris and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nice visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Nice takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Nice due to the time zone difference. In March, Nice is a bit warmer than Riga - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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 and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee de l'Orangerie. Eiffel Tower and Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris online trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, Paris is slightly colder than Nice - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
National Gallery and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Tower of London. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Joe's Bows (in Hernhill) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In March in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Joe's Bows ©
Joe's Bows
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get a sense of the local culture at Enginuity and Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Visit Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool and Manchester Cathedral for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: Battlefield Falconry Centre (in Shrewsbury), Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich) and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Peak Mountaineering, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Tideswell, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Liverpool itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from London to Liverpool takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Liverpool are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Falconry Centre ©
Battlefield Falconry Centre
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Enginuity ©
Enginuity

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York, United Kingdom

York ©

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Railway Museum and Durham Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate York Minster and York City Walls. Explore York's surroundings by going to SMJ Falconry (in Oxenhope), Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite) and Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, get your game on at The York Dungeon, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

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Drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Beacon Alpacas ©
Beacon Alpacas
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Scotland and Scottish National Gallery. Edinburgh Castle and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh driving holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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