43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Inverness, United Kingdom

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Urquhart Castle and Glen Strathfarrar. Escape the urban bustle at Aigas Field Centre and Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: RSPB - Insh Marshes (in Kingussie), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Abernethy National Nature Reserve (in Nethy Bridge). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Ninians Church, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Wardlaw Mausoleum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inverness online route builder.

Montreal, Canada to Inverness is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Montreal in September, with highs in Inverness at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and finally explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Inverness to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Inverness in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Amsterdam, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fotografiska Stockholm and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Vasa Museum and Skansen will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, explore the world behind art at Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Riddarholmen Church, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Stockholm sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Stockholm by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Amsterdam in October: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 12°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

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St. Petersburg, Russia

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The State Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress. Museum-lovers will appreciate Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The Marly Palace. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Choral Synagogue, explore the different monuments and memorials at Church of St. Aleksander Nevsky, and see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg planning website.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Stockholm in October: highs in St. Petersburg hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally steep yourself in history at Powder Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Charles Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, and finally stop by Lesser Town.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague attractions planning website.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Prague by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague. Traveling from St. Petersburg in October, expect Prague to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg visit planner.

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and The Hofburg. Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Matthias Church and Liberty Statue. Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Memento Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip maker app.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

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Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Areas of Istanbul and Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter 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 to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

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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.
Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Basilica of Santa Croce and Campanile di Giotto will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence attractions planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stop by Montmartre, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in November, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena, and then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in November, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip