43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece
— Few hours
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
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Madrid, Spain
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Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cracow Shooting Academy and Krakow Pinball Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Ghetto Heroes Square, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary tool.

Edinburgh, UK to Krakow is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Edinburgh in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Krakow, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Wawel Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Wawel Cathedral
4.6
St. Mary's Basilica ©
Architectural Building
St. Mary's Basilica
4.7

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Heroes' Square. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, ponder the design of Music Fountain, examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, and steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Budapest tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Krakow to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Food Tours
4.9
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Government Building
Hungarian Parliament Building
4.7

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 Temple of Hephaestus and Spas. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder website.

You can fly from Budapest to Athens in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Acropolis of Athens ©
World heritage site
Acropolis of Athens
4.7
Acropolis Museum ©
History Museum
Acropolis Museum
4.7

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helicopter Tours and Experience Horse Riding. Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see La Ponta, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and indulge your senses at Santorini Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fira road trip tool.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Fira to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Helicopter Tours
4.9
Akrotiri ©
Ruin
Akrotiri
4.1
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
4.7

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens journey planner.

Getting from Fira to Athens by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. You will leave for Vienna on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Transportation

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Vienna, Austria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Volksgarten. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, then browse the collection at State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip tool.

You can fly from Athens to Vienna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in July, expect Vienna to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
World heritage site
Schonbrunn Palace
4.6
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.5
Belvedere Palace ©
Art Museum
Belvedere Palace
4.6

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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Duomo and Boat2Go. Go for a jaunt from Milan to Lecco to see Campanile di San Nicolo about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, make a trip to Dialogo nel Buio, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and see the interesting displays at Armani Silos.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Food Tours
4.8
Duomo di Milano ©
Religious Site
Duomo di Milano
4.8
Piazza del Duomo ©
Historic Walking Area
Piazza del Duomo
4.4

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Lido. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Dorsoduro, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice journey planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Highlights from your trip
Basilica di San Marco
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8
Canal Grande ©
Water Body
Canal Grande
4.8

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Mon), do a tasting at Poggio Amorelli and then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker site.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Poggio Amorelli ©
Must see
Poggio Amorelli
4.8
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.7
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as La Pieta and Ancient Rome. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the striking features of Villa Borghese.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rome online trip builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
Trevi Fountain ©
Must see
Trevi Fountain
4.4
Pantheon ©
World heritage site
Pantheon
4.8

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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore hidden gems such as Oltre I Resti and Via San Gregorio Armeno. Take a break from Naples with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Sorrento, about 1h 10 min away. Dedicate the 24th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, get engrossed in the history at The Neapolis Buried, examine the collection at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Naples online attractions planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bern.

Things to do in Naples

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
World heritage site
Pompeii Archaeological Park
4.6
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.8

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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

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: enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, ponder the design of Schutzenbrunnen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at French Church, then get great views at Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten), then appreciate the history behind Zahringerbrunnen, and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bern travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Naples to Bern in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Naples in July, things will get slightly colder in Bern: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Aare River
Water Body
Aare River
4.9
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
World heritage site
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
4.7

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Zurich and Seebad Enge. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (The Rosengart Collection, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Paragliding Luzern (in Kriens). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Limmat, walk around Parkanlage Zuerihorn, examine the collection at Zoological Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Limmat ©
Water Body
Limmat
4.6
Lake Zurich ©
Water Body
Lake Zurich
4.7
Chapel Bridge ©
Bridge
Chapel Bridge
4.7

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Paris, France

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jardin des Tuileries and Place des Vosges. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your trip
Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Louvre Museum ©
Art Museum
Louvre Museum
4.6
Arc de Triomphe ©
Architectural Building
Arc de Triomphe
4.6

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Paseo del Prado. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, San Martin Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio De Cristal, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Madrid online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Madrid to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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