43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
6
Vietri sul Mare, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Elafonisos, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
9
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
10
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online vacation maker .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Biosphaere Entlebuch
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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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.
Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Piazza delle Erbe, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice journey planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in March, with highs in Venice at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Let the collections at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

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

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Montalcino, Castello del Trebbio, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Pantheon. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, make a trip to Roman Forum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Monumento Naturale di Galeria Antica.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Rome sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Villa Adriana, St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Shop till you drop at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Ravello Arte. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, & more), Cantine Marisa Cuomo (in Furore) and Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Cimitero Monumentale, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Fornillo, get a taste of the local shopping with Miniaci Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Grande.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Positano online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Cantine Marisa Cuomo
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

3
nights
Vietri sul Mare, Italy

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Chiesa dell'Annunziata. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia di castiglione and Spiaggia Lannio. Venture out of the city with trips to Cattedrale di San Lorenzo (in Scala), Minori (Spas, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, & more) and Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L. (in Tramonti). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arciconfraternita della Santissima Annunziata e del Santissimo Rosario and stroll through Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vietri sul Mare trip itinerary builder app .

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Vietri sul Mare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Vietri sul Mare are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Minori, Scala, Spiaggia di castiglione, Spiaggia Lannio, Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L.
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Glyfada Beach. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Donkey's Land in Koropi, approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and stop by Monastiraki.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Athens itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vietri sul Mare to Athens. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vietri sul Mare to Athens. In April in Athens, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Donkey's Land, Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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nights
Elafonisos, Greece

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach, then kick back and relax at Megali Paralia, and then stroll through Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pounta Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Elafonisos trip builder website .

Getting from Athens to Elafonisos by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pounta Beach ©
Pounta Beach
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia

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Akrotiri, Greece

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 15th (Wed), explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Caldera Beach.

Plan a trip to Akrotiri easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Elafonisos to Akrotiri. In April, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Panormos Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Platis Gialos Beach. And it doesn't end there: stop by Little Venice, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, and examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. April in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

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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.
Get outdoors at Caresse de Tigre and Île de la Cité. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Laurence Esnol Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning tool .

Fly from Mykonos Town to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Paris. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mykonos Town in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Caresse de Tigre
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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