42 days in Cancun & Europe Itinerary

42 days in Cancun & Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Cancun & Europe Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara, Mexico
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
6
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
train:  7​h
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
train:  7​h
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
14
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
15
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
16
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
17
Cancun, Mexico
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Guadalajara, Mexico

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Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Mercado 28 and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun itinerary builder.

Guadalajara to Cancun is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Guadalajara to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Guadalajara in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cancun, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel to London.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
Mercado 28 ©
Mercado 28

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and Churchill War Rooms. Escape the urban bustle at Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre and Lee Valley Regional Park. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Globe, and take an in-depth tour of British Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read London vacation builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cancun to London. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to London is 5 hours. Traveling from Cancun in October, things will get much colder in London: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from London to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Bruges, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Bruges sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Gravensteen
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Brussels sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and finally take a stroll through Red Light District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee, then steep yourself in history at Rembrandt House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, and finally take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Take a break from the city and head to Travemunde and Port of Hamburg. Visit Alter Elbtunnel and Speicherstadt for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Hamburg to Lubeck to see Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland, wander the streets of HafenCity, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, and don't miss a visit to Reeperbahn.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lubeck
Highlights from your plan
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rosenborg Castle and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Let the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Stevns Klint capture your imagination. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Nyhavn, identify plant and animal life at Kalvebod Fælled, explore the activities along Moelleaaen, and admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen vacation builder.

You can fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. October in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Stevns Klint
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe as well as Brandenburg Gate. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Get outdoors at Strandbad Tegeler See and StandUpClub Berlin. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Strandbad Tegeler See ©
Strandbad Tegeler See
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Visit Prague Castle and Old Town Square for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Prague Astronomical Clock and Stare Miasto. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Devil's Channel.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague tour planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally snap pictures at Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid). On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Danube, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest vacation planner.

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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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 28th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery, explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Callisto, then take a stroll through Trastevere, then steep yourself in history at Foro di Augusto, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation planner.

Fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then relax in the rural setting at Castello di Verrazzano, then do a tasting at Sovestro in Poggio vineyard, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel itinerary creator.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Verrazzano, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral and then make a trip to Casa Batlló. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic, examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, examine the collection at El Cafè de la Pedrera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Park Güell.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. November in Barcelona sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Musée d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and The Catacombs. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musée Rodin, explore the activities along River Seine, admire the landmark architecture of Dôme Sacre Coeur, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kilmainham Gaol and Irish Jewish Museum. Visiting Wicklow Mountains National Park and Seapoint Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin. In November, daytime highs in Dublin are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wicklow Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
On the 11th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Regent's Canal, and then wander the streets of Greenwich. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Churchill War Rooms, then look for all kinds of wild species at One Tree Hill, then wander the streets of Hampstead, and finally wander the streets of Westminster.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our London travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Greenwich ©
Greenwich
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum

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Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from London to Cancun. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in November, things will get much hotter in Cancun: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Highlights from your plan
El Parque de las Palapas ©
El Parque de las Palapas

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