42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly to Luxembourg-Findel International Airport, Drive to Diekirch
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Diekirch, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valenciennes, France
— 7 nights
Drive
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Keukenhof and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk), tuin van het Willem Vroesenhuis (in Gouda) and Canals area (in Utrecht). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and walk around Vondelpark.

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Cork, Ireland to Amsterdam is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cork to Amsterdam. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Chamonix, France

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, get outside with Aiguille du Midi, then take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, and finally hit the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Chamonix Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Musee Alpin, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then see the interesting displays at Crystal Museum, and finally laugh and play at Domaine des Planards.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Amsterdam to Chamonix in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Nice, France

— 6 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Promenade des Anglais and Vieille Ville. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more) and Cannes (Île Sainte-Marguerite & Le Suquet). There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Nice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Cupola di San Pietro. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

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You can fly from Nice to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in May: highs in Rome hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia and Laguna Veneta. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Giardino di Cristallo - Uno scrigno botanico nel Parco d'Europa, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more) and Trieste (Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Dorsoduro.

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Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Diekirch.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Diekirch, Luxembourg

— 2 nights
Diekirch is a commune with town status in north-eastern Luxembourg, capital city of the canton Diekirch and the district of Diekirch. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): learn about all things military at MNHM National Museum of Military History, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Laurent, learn more about the world around you at Musee d'histoires de Diekirch, stroll around Stadtpark Echternach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Willibrord Basilica Echternach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Column of Justice. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Conservatoire National de Vehicules Historiques, then steep yourself in history at Vianden Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter und Paul Kirche, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Moselle Valley.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Diekirch travel planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Venice to Diekirch. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in May, with highs in Diekirch at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Valenciennes.

Things to do in Diekirch

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Valenciennes, France

— 7 nights
Valenciennes is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.It lies on the Scheldt river. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. Explore Valenciennes' surroundings by going to Le Beffroi de Bethune (in Bethune), Australian Corps Memorial (in Le Hamel) and Sir John Monash Centre (in Fouilloy). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres, appreciate the history behind Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, find something for the whole family at Pure Aventure, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Gery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Valenciennes travel route website.

You can drive from Diekirch to Valenciennes in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Valenciennes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Place des Vosges and Musee Marmottan Monet. The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Valenciennes to Paris by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Luxembourg travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.