42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h 30 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 6 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Herengracht and Canals area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Airborne Cemetery (in Oosterbeek), Den Bosch (St. John's Cathedral & Noordbrabants Museum) and Nederlands Openluchtmuseum (in Arnhem). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at The Amstel, see the interesting displays at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Den Haag, and indulge your taste buds at Brouwerij 't IJ.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Hague, Den Bosch, Utrecht, Airborne Cemetery, Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Highlights from your plan
Micropia ©
Micropia
Herengracht ©
Herengracht
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum ©
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Floralia - Spring Flower Show and Monument a Everard t'Serclaes. Venture out of the city with trips to Ieper (Ypres) (Saint Julien Memorial & Ramparts Cemetery) and Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee Fin-De-Siecle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame Immaculee, stop by Planete Chocolat, and visit Place St. Gery.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brussels online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Floralia - Spring Flower Show
Highlights from your plan
Van Buuren Museum ©
Van Buuren Museum
Floralia - Spring Flower Show ©
Floralia - Spring Flower Show
Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' ©
Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee des Arts Forains and Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Avenue de Champagne (in Epernay), Reims (WineBubbles & La Maison Mumm) and Arras (Heroes Square, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Parc Monceau, take a stroll through Quartier Montparnasse, get to know the resident critters at Jardin des Plantes, and engage your brain at Musee des Arts et Metiers.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip site.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Arras, Reims, Avenue de Champagne, Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Arts Forains ©
Musee des Arts Forains
Parc Monceau ©
Parc Monceau
Le Beffroi d'Arras ©
Le Beffroi d'Arras

4
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III and Fairmont Hairpin curve. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Monte Carlo Country Club, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Fontvieille, get engrossed in the history at New National Museum of Monaco, and don't miss a visit to Champions Promenade.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Monte-Carlo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, Monte-Carlo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Port de Fontvieille
Highlights from your plan
Chapelle Sainte Devote ©
Chapelle Sainte Devote
Monte Carlo Country Club ©
Monte Carlo Country Club

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Parque del Laberint d'Horta. Step out of Barcelona to go to Montmelo and see Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Enigmik Escape Room, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, and visit Barri de Gracia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online tour planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Transportation

Side Trip

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Enigmik Escape Room ©
Enigmik Escape Room
Balloon Rides

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Monte Pincio and Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Bunker Soratte in Sant'Oreste, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, ponder the world of politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), admire the natural beauty at Vatican Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Domus Aurea.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bunker Soratte, Vatican Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Welcome to Rome ©
Welcome to Rome
Monte Pincio ©
Monte Pincio
Trajan's Column ©
Trajan's Column

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of San Pantalon and Riva degli Schiavoni. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Campo Santa Margherita, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Mocenigo, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Rocco.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto ©
Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto
Church of San Pantalon ©
Church of San Pantalon
Riva degli Schiavoni ©
Riva degli Schiavoni

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Areopagus and Karababa Castle. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Athens online trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Venice to Athens in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Venice in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Karababa Castle
Highlights from your plan
Areopagus
Areopagus
Theater of Dionysus ©
Theater of Dionysus
Church of Kapnikarea ©
Church of Kapnikarea

6
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple Sveti Nikolay and Offline Entertainment. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sofia: Plovdiv (Agora, "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, &more), Tsari Mali Grad (in Belchin) and Historical Museum (in Samokov). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, admire the local landmark of Mineral water springs, take in nature's colorful creations at Borisova Gradina, and see the sky in a new way at Muzeiko.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sofia trip maker site.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Athens in June, with highs in Sofia at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plovdiv, Tsari Mali Grad, Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Temple Sveti Nikolay ©
Temple Sveti Nikolay
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church

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