42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  11 h
2
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  20 h
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
9
Oravice, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Bus:  5 h
12
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
13
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
14
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
15
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
16
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walt Disney Studios Park, Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. On your second day here, discover the magic at Walt Disney Studios Park.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip website .

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Walt Disney Studios Park
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Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Zahringerbrunnen, admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, then take a stroll through Matte, then walk around Kleine Schanze, and finally make a trip to Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen).

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Bern driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Paris to Bern by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Milan on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Cathedrale St-Nicolas
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Zahringerbrunnen ©
Zahringerbrunnen
Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas
Matte ©
Matte

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Branca, examine the collection at Casa Milan, and then see the interesting displays at Armani Silos.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan attractions planning tool .

Take a train from Bern to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bern in July: high temperatures in Milan hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Museums
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Museo Branca ©
Museo Branca
Armani Silos ©
Armani Silos
Casa Milan ©
Casa Milan

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne and Museo Leonardo Da Vinci. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico and Museo Casa di Dante. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, browse the exhibits of Palazzo Strozzi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Felicita, and explore the world behind art at Accademia di Belle Arti.

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You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne
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Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne ©
Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi
Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico ©
Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Leonardo da Vinci - Piazza del Popolo and Via Veneto. Do some cultural sightseeing at Welcome to Rome and National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Pincio, and examine the collection at Complesso del Vittoriano.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary website .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campidoglio ©
Piazza del Campidoglio
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo
Colle Aventino ©
Colle Aventino

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sacrario di Cima Grappa and Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bibione Lighthouse and Saint Mary of The Rosary. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Verona to see San Fermo Maggiore, Verona about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, admire the landmark architecture of Via Garibaldi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Geremia e Lucia.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice visit site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sacrario di Cima Grappa, Bibione Lighthouse, San Fermo Maggiore, Verona
Highlights from your plan
Bibione Lighthouse ©
Bibione Lighthouse
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona ©
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona
Church of San Pantalon ©
Church of San Pantalon

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 24th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Tyrolean Provincial Museum (Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum), examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten Store Innsbruck, admire the masterpieces at Taxispalais, contemplate the waterfront views at River Inn, then get curious at AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter, and finally don't miss a visit to Innsbruck Hbf. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Grassmayr Glockenmuseum Glockengiesserei, look for gifts at Speckeria, don't miss a visit to Altes Rathaus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spitalskirche, and finally don't miss a visit to Helblinghaus.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck day trip planning tool .

Drive from Venice to Innsbruck in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in July, with highs in Innsbruck at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at MicroArt - MikroCsodak Muzeuma, then steep yourself in history at Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Aeropark Budapest. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Visegrad Citadel, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Godollo, and then join the crowd at Hungaroring.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip planner .

You can fly from Innsbruck to Budapest in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or drive. July in Budapest sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Oravice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mikrocsodak Muzeuma, Royal Palace of Godollo, Hungaroring, Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Visegrad Citadel
Highlights from your plan
Visegrad Citadel ©
Visegrad Citadel
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral ©
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
Aeropark Budapest ©
Aeropark Budapest

3
nights
Oravice, Slovakia

Oravice
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): cool off at Thermal Aquapark Oravice.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oravice online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Budapest to Oravice in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Budapest in July, things will get little chillier in Oravice: highs are around 27°C and lows about 12°C. On the 31st (Sun), you're off toKrakow.

Things to do in Oravice

Theme Parks

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church on the Rock (Kosciol na Skalce), then admire the striking features of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), and finally get your game on at Axe Nation - axe throwing club.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow online attractions planner .

Getting from Oravice to Krakow by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jewish Museum and Synagogue, Kopalnia Soli Bochnia, Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location
Highlights from your plan
Kopalnia Soli Bochnia ©
Kopalnia Soli Bochnia
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Mala Pevnost (Small Fortress), then steep yourself in history at Lidice Memorial, and then examine the collection at Muzeum Smyslů. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Kost, see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, then examine the collection at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, and finally don't miss a visit to The Vrtba Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Prague day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Park Průhonice, Lidice Memorial, Mala Pevnost (Small Fortress), Kost
Highlights from your plan
Lidice Memorial ©
Lidice Memorial
Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague ©
Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague
Muzeum Smyslů ©
Muzeum Smyslů

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Altes Museum, wander the streets of Kreuzberg, and then get engrossed in the history at Nikolaikirche. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Allied Museum (Alliierten Museum), then explore the world behind art at Helmut Newton Foundation, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franzoesischer Dom.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Nikolaikirche ©
Nikolaikirche
Kreuzberg ©
Kreuzberg
Allied Museum (Alliierten Museum) ©
Allied Museum (Alliierten Museum)

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore hidden gems such as Schloss Braunfels and Wetzlar Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historische Altstadt Wetzlar and Struwwelpeter Museum. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Hauptfriedhof, see the interesting displays at Ikonen Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Goetheturm, and explore the activities along River Main.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Frankfurt trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Berlin to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wetzlar, Schloss Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Braunfels ©
Schloss Braunfels
Wetzlar Cathedral ©
Wetzlar Cathedral
Ikonen Museum ©
Ikonen Museum

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nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Canals area and Rembrandt Molen van Sloten - Amsterdam / Kuiperijmuseum. Get a sense of the local culture at Kroller-Muller Museum and Museum of Prostitution - Red Light Secrets. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Herengracht, see the interesting displays at Micropia, stroll through The Amstel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amsterdam tour builder website .

Getting from Frankfurt to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Frankfurt in August, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canals area, Kroller-Muller Museum, Rembrandt Molen van Sloten - Amsterdam / Kuiperijmuseum
Highlights from your plan
Portuguese Synagogue ©
Portuguese Synagogue
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Canals area ©
Canals area

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at GardeRobe MannekenPis, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Villers, then explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Francois Duesberg Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mons, Saint Paul's Church, Fort Breendonk, Abbaye de Villers
Highlights from your plan
Francois Duesberg Museum ©
Francois Duesberg Museum
Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers
St Symphorien Military Cemetery ©
St Symphorien Military Cemetery

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walt Disney Studios Park, Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Natural History and Montparnasse. See even more of Paris: examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardin des Plantes, snap pictures at Pont-Neuf, and take in nature's colorful creations at Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in August, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Walt Disney Studios Park
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee des Arts Forains ©
Musee des Arts Forains
National Museum of Natural History ©
National Museum of Natural History

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