43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  6​h 15​min
11
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
13
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
14
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Tampa, United States

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kids will enjoy Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. You'll explore and learn at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History. Venture out of the city with trips to Kilkenny (Go With The Flow - River Adventures & Kilkenny Castle). The adventure continues: visit Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip builder website .

Tampa, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Tampa in May, things will get much colder in Dublin: highs are around 59°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

2
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, steep yourself in history at Prasna brana, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Prague holiday planning website .

You can fly from Dublin to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Prague due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in June: high temperatures in Prague hover around 72°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Attractions like Vasa Museum and Royal Palace make great kid-friendly stops. Do some cultural sightseeing at Skansen and Royal Armory. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, explore the galleries of Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, get to know the fascinating history of Stockholm Old Town, and learn about all things military at Army Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm day trip site .

Getting from Prague to Stockholm by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Prague in June: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The Marly Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and The Anna Akhmatova Museum. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at The Bath Block, admire the majestic nature at National Park Shhuchye Lake, and take a peaceful walk through Eco Path.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in June, with highs in Istanbul at 79°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
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.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally steep yourself in history at Matthias Church. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Hungarian National Museum, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then view the masterpieces at Koller Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Budapest sightseeing site .

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in June, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Bring the kids along to Schönbrunn Zoo and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). There's still lots to do: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), steep yourself in history at Karlskirche, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche).

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip site .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, then examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning website .

Getting from Vienna to Venice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vienna in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John for their historical value. Let the collections at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico & Duomo di Siena). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence journey planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

3
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.
Visit Colosseum and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and Palatine Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, delve into the distant past at Catacombe di San Callisto, and stroll through Colle del Gianicolo.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tivoli, St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Heraclee Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: La Calanque de Figuerolles (in La Ciotat), La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron, Plage de Sylvabelle, & more) and Foret de Roustagnon (in Bandol). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, stroll through Sentier Littoral, examine the collection at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and trek along Massif du Tanneron.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hyeres trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rome to Hyeres takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in June; daily highs in Hyeres reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Bandol, Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Massif du Tanneron
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planner .

Getting from Hyeres to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, Paris is a bit cooler than Hyeres - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Fondation Claude Monet, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, see the interesting displays at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally explore the galleries of Gravensteen.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Brussels hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gravensteen
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Madurodam. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

The Hague
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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