42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Brussels, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 9 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the activities along Canal Saint-Martin, then make a trip to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, stroll through Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, explore the wealth of natural beauty at L'Orangerie, then admire the sheer force of Grandes Cascades du Mont Dore, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Paris attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Brussels hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Shopping

Ghent, Belgium

— 2 nights
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of St Michael's Bridge, then make a trip to Ghent City Center, and finally take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Korenmarkt, take an in-depth tour of Gravensteen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Jacobskerk, then contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ghent trip website.

You can drive from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Haarlem (Grote Markt & Frans Hals Museum). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), make a trip to Leidseplein, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip maker.

Getting from Ghent to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, then don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally make a trip to East Side Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, then make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally browse for treasures at Antique Jewellery Berlin.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, and get your bearings at Strahov Monastery.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Prague tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Step out of the city life by going to Valley of the Beautiful Women and Palatinus Strandfürdő. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budapest: Eger (Egri Road Beatles Museum & Eger Castle). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, stop by Bratislava Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck, then enjoy the sand and surf at Magio Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, then head outdoors with Sad Janka Krala, and finally appreciate the history behind Cumil.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bratislava trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bratislava are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

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.
Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Albertina. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Melk Abbey (in Melk), Rosarium (in Baden) and Wachau Valley (in Joching). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, browse the exhibits of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and examine the collection at The Hofburg.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip maker.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and Red Bull Hangar-7. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen), Pfarre St. Wolfgang (in St. Wolfgang) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Salzburg using our trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, then explore the activities along Achensee, and then get to know the fascinating history of Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, then admire the striking features of Bergisel Ski Jump, and finally fly down the slopes at Rosshutte.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck tour itinerary site.

Drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at English Garden, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Munich online trip planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Wurzburg, Germany

— 9 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Visiting Flussbad Hainbadestelle and Philosopher’s Walk will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Altstadt and Schloss Heidelberg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wurzburg: Klosterkirche Lobenfeld (in Lobbach), Hinterburg (in Neckarsteinach) and Heidelberg (Tinnunculus, Bergfriedhof Heidelberg, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Town Walls, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg travel route planner.

Drive from Munich to Wurzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally stroll through Casemates du Bock. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Vianden Castle, browse the exhibits of MNHM National Museum of Military History, and then step into the grandiose world of Bourscheid Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Luxembourg City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Paris, France

City of Light

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planning site.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · 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.