42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Tivat, Taxi to Herceg Novi, Bus to Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rijeka, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly to Lille-Lesquin Airport, Drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly to Munich, Train to Innsbruck
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Pile Gate, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, then steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited. On the next day, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town, and then wander the streets of Lapad.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Dubrovnik is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Dubrovnik. When traveling from Ahmedabad in December, plan for cooler days in Dubrovnik, with highs around 15°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally walk around Marjan Park. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, stop by Break Time, and then contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Split day trip planning app.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Split are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rijeka.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Trsat Castle, then see the interesting displays at Peek & Poke Computer Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Lungo Mare, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, then don't miss a visit to Gradski Toranj (City Tower), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Trg Ivana Koblera, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Korzo.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rijeka trip builder site.

You can drive from Split to Rijeka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Split in December, plan for slightly colder days in Rijeka, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, don't miss a visit to King Tomislav Square, look for gifts at Mihaela Markovic, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip builder tool.

You can drive from Rijeka to Zagreb in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rijeka in December, things will get slightly colder in Zagreb: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours

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Venice, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice tour planning tool.

Drive from Zagreb to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): head outdoors with Cap Gris Nez, look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, and then visit P&O Ferries Dover - Calais. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Le Touquet Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Le Touquet – Paris-Plage online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rome to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage. When traveling from Rome in January, plan for slightly colder days in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Paris, France

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

Plan a Paris trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Innsbruck, Austria

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld) and Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), make a trip to Helblinghaus, meet the residents at Alpenzoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Fulpmes.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck sightseeing app.

Getting from Paris to Innsbruck by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, Innsbruck is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, explore the world behind art at Albertina, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna tour builder.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. January in Vienna sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online road trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Hungary travel guide

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Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.