41 days in Western Europe Itinerary

41 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  2​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Hyeres, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Antibes, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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.
Family-friendly places like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and then make a trip to Belém Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lisbon itinerary maker .

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

5
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Bring the kids along to Azur Park and Le Bois des Lutins. Venture out of the city with trips to La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach & Plage de Gigaro), Plage de la Faviere (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and La Ponche Beach (in Saint-Tropez). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Aqualand Saint Maxime, kick back and relax at Plage de l'Estagnol, have fun and explore at Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage noire du Langoustier.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hyeres day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Hyeres takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in July, Hyeres is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Le Pradet, Saint-Tropez, La Croix-Valmer, Le Village des Tortues
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Le Bois des Lutins ©
Le Bois des Lutins
Le village des Tortues ©
Le village des Tortues

5
nights
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Bring the kids along to Marineland and Lac de Saint-Cassien. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antibes: Ludiparc (in La Colle sur Loup), Frejus Beach (in Frejus) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Aquasplash, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Saint-Cezaire, get in on the family fun at Kid's Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Antibes trip maker .

You can drive from Hyeres to Antibes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Hyeres in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Antibes, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lac de Saint-Cassien, Grotte de Saint-Cezaire, Massif de l'Esterel, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Frejus Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Kid's Island ©
Kid's Island
Waterworld lake of gaudrade ©
Waterworld lake of gaudrade

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Antibes to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Antibes in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Akrokorinthos (in Corinth) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Akrokorinthos, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Vienna Naschmarkt. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, get in on the family fun at Prater, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna journey builder .

Fly from Athens to Vienna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in August; daily highs in Vienna reach 31°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tivoli Gardens and The Little Mermaid. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Nyhavn, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Copenhagen ZOO, and walk around Kongens Have.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vienna in August: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Family-friendly places like Vasa Museum and Drottningholm Palace will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Skansen, get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, engage your brain at Techniska Museet, and find something for the whole family at Junibacken.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm trip planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Junibacken ©
Junibacken
Skansen ©
Skansen

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Family-friendly places like Guinness Storehouse and Phoenix Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Curracloe Beach in Curracloe, about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get in on the family fun at Clara Lara Funpark, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Dublin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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