42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

3
nights
Salerno, Italy

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
For shopping fun, head to Sol’Art Ceramiche or Ravello Arte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, & more), Piccadilly (in Conca dei Marini) and Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi (in Minori). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri, and take in the exciting artwork at Made In Salerno.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salerno tour planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Salerno is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in February: highs in Salerno hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Shopping Tours Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Piccadilly, Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi, Sol’Art Ceramiche, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Via Condotti or Porta Portese. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome journey website .

Take a train from Salerno to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in February, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Florence are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
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.
Head to Piazza delle Erbe and Ca' del Solfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

Discover how to plan a Venice trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Venice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Piazza delle Erbe
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
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.
Do your shopping at La Boqueria and CaixaForum. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip app .

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 March since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria

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.
Do your shopping at Le Marais and L'adresse gourmande. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris route planning tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

L'adresse gourmande
Highlights from your plan
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

4
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
For shopping fun, head to The Chocolate Line Bruges or Farmer's Market Market. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Markt, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Bruges travel route site .

Drive from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

5
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.
Head to Gallery of Steel Figures and Farmers Market at Kulatakfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and look for gifts at Artel.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Prague vacation maker site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bruges to Prague takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Prague, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Central Market Hall and Vaci Street. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Budapest online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Budapest are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and Adnan and Hasan. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Horhor Antique Mall, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip builder .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

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