43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Stornoway, Bus to Isle of Lewis
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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Tarbert, Ferry to Uig Pier, Bus to Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Bus to Inverness, Fly to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hersonissos, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Paros, Greece
— 1 day
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cannes, France
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): look for gifts at Hebridean Soap Company, look for gifts at The Good Food Boutique, look for gifts at The Hebridean Tea Store, pick up some new knowledge with Essence of Harris, then look for gifts at The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay, and finally stop by Harris Tweed Isle of Harris.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Lewis tour builder tool.

London to Isle of Lewis is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In March in Isle of Lewis, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Shopping · Museums · Classes

Side Trip

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skye Weavers and Skyelight. Do your shopping at Trotternish Art Gallery and Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge. There's more to do: stop by Skyelark and browse the exhibits of Skyeworks Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Isle of Lewis to Isle of Skye takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Shopping · Museums · Classes

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and De 9 Straatjesfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, stop by Leafde, take a stroll through Leidseplein, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam attractions app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Amsterdam takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Isle of Skye to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Passeig de Gracia and Parc Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Barcelona Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, have fun and explore at CaixaForum Barcelona, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in March, with highs in Barcelona at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Hersonissos, Greece

— 5 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Maria Sanoudaki Ceramic - Art Studio and Despostore. Head to Eklektos Bookshop and Imperial Fursfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hersonissos: Agios Nikolaos (AristonLab, DES Handmade Jewelry by Despina Kornelaki, &more), Maria & Vangelis - Unique Handmade Creations (in Elounda) and Kritsa (Nostimon, Daedalus Shop, &more). It doesn't end there: stop by Cretan Secrets and explore the wide array of goods at Soulis Furs/Fratelli Gio.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hersonissos trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Hersonissos by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Hersonissos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Hersonissos can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Shopping · Fun & Games · Classes · Nightlife

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Greece

— 4 nights
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Head to Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics and Delicretessenfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Artifacts by Omodamos and Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs. Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Kissamos (Nama&Flaski & Sklopa), Goods of the Ground (in Matala) and Local Art Workshop by Manolis Tsouris (in Topolia). There's still lots to do: stop by Ifigenia's shop and get all the information you need at Tzompanakis Blown Glass-Art Of Living.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rethymnon visit planner.

Drive from Hersonissos to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Greece

— 3 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ebonas Winecellar and Aromaterie. Head to Kori Lindos and Tassos Samourakis Gold & Silver Jewelryfor plenty of shopping. Explore Rhodes Town's surroundings by going to Marias House (in Embonas), Village of Lindos (in Lindos) and Savvas Keramik (in Kalathos). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Samourakis Silver & Bijoux.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Rethymnon to Rhodes Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Paros.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Paros, Greece

— 1 day

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stop by Sun 'n Sand, stop by Atelier Paros, look for gifts at Memories Jewellery, look for gifts at Keramiko, then stop by Blackrose, and finally stop by ONEIPA Concept Store.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paros day trip planning app.

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Paros in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Paros

Shopping

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Suleymaniye Cami and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and stop by Adnan and Hasan.

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

Traveling by flight from Paros to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, car, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paros to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paros in March, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (14°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, wander the streets of Via Condotti, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Cannes.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Cannes, France

— 5 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and Rue d'Antibes. For shopping fun, head to Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya or L'Antre des Delices. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Nice (Avenue Jean Medecin, Nice Wine, &more), Shopping Center - Polygone Riviera (in Cagnes-sur-Mer) and VinAzur - Vins de provence (in St-Laurent du Var). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of La Croisette, look for gifts at Capra-Valbonne, browse the fresh offerings at marche fermier chez BRES, and savor the flavors at Marche Forville.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cannes journey builder.

You can fly from Rome to Cannes in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 5 nights

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.
Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Justine Red. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cannes in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip