42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Oslo, Norway
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
13
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally stroll through Quinta da Regaleira. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, then wander the streets of Alfama, and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online tour itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Lisbon, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Lisbon at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Ciutadella Park, examine the collection at Casa Batllo, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona journey planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Lisbon in June, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
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.
On the 21st (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally take a stroll through Montmartre.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Amsterdam visit planning app .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Amsterdam hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

3
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 (Sun), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome journey maker site .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 3rd (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Rome to Split in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Athens trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Split to Athens in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Split to Athens due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally don't miss a visit to The Spire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition and then wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip app .

You can fly from Athens to Dublin in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Dublin is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Athens in July: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
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.
On the 11th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Tower Bridge, and then explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

7
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Step out of Oslo to go to Son and see Hallanderiet, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), walk around Vigelandsparken, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Oslo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from London to Oslo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Oslo. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oslo when traveling from London in July, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hallanderiet
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

2
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 21st (Tue), stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), and then contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Moscow, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Moscow takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Oslo to Moscow. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Moscow. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 23rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and then explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Smolny Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and then see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip planner .

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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