42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Adelaide, Australia

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Family-friendly places like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For where to stay and tourist information, read Athens online tour planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Athens is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Adelaide to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in September, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
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.
Attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder tool .

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Arena di Verona. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arena di Verona
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and walk around Ciutadella Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning website .

Fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Venice in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Bring the kids along to Lisbon Oceanarium and Pavilhao do Conhecimento. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Belém Tower, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon vacation maker site .

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

5
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.
Attractions like Kilmainham Gaol and St Stephens Green make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Grafton Street, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dublin day trip website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in October; daily highs in Dublin reach 16°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Curracloe Beach, Kilkenny Castle
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kids will enjoy Vasa Museum and Drottningholm Palace. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, make a trip to Stockholm City Hall, get curious at National Museum of Science and Technology, and admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Stockholm is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dublin in October, with highs in Stockholm at 12°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Junibacken ©
Junibacken
Skansen ©
Skansen

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip builder tool .

Getting from Stockholm to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Vienna Naschmarkt make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and admire the striking features of Rathaus.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna attractions planning tool .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Halaszbastya and Liberty Statue will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Budapest route planner .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája ©

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Ortakoy. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and make a trip to Hippodrome (At Meydani).

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

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