43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Saint-Tropez, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Cannes, France
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
7
Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
8
Positano, Italy
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  19​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

5
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Head to Seaweed n Stuff and Ferintosh Community Marketfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Rosemarkie Beach and Loch Morlich. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Brora Beach (in Brora), Dornoch Beach (in Dornoch) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Aviemore). Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Farigaig Forest, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Castle Gallery, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Iain Marr Antiques.

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Vancouver, Canada to Inverness is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vancouver in July, with highs in Inverness at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Aviemore, Beauly, Wildwoodz, Seaweed n Stuff, Brora Beach
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach

5
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.
Do your shopping at Grafton Street and Fallon & Byrne. Take a break from the city and head to Curracloe Beach and Go With The Flow - River Adventures. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, explore the wide array of goods at Brown Thomas, stroll around St Stephens Green, and get curious at Science Gallery Dublin.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Dublin sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Go With The Flow - River Adventures, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©

5
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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Shakespeare and Company Bookstorefor plenty of shopping. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip website .

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In July, Paris is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

5
nights
Marseille, France

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Head to McArthurGlen Provence and Librairie le Bleuetfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Calanque d'En-Vau (in Cassis), La Ciotat (La Calanque de Figuerolles & Route des Cretes) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, browse the fresh offerings at La Ferme du Vallon Velaux, view the masterpieces at Tapiezo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Marseille at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Cassis, La Ciotat, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, McArthurGlen Provence, Tapiezo
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Calanques ©
Calanques
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Get outdoors at Plage de l'Escalet and Plage de Gigaro. Relax by the water at La plage and Plage de l'Estagnol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Tropez: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Plage de la Faviere & Plage de Cabasson) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Londe Les Maures). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Plage de Sylvabelle, stop by L'Atelier Provencal, and kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip planner .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou, L'Atelier Provencal, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

5
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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 outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Scuba & Snorkeling. Head to Marche Forville and Marche provencalfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: River Rafting & Tubing (in Castellane) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Villeneuve-Loubet). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through La Croisette, get a taste of the local shopping with Rue d'Antibes, contemplate the waterfront views at Les Gorges du Verdon, and look for gifts at L'Antre des Delices.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cannes trip planning app .

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Cannes, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salerno.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Mandelieu-la-Napoule, River Rafting & Tubing, Les Gorges du Verdon, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, L'Antre des Delices
Highlights from your plan
Marche Forville ©
Marche Forville
Scuba & Snorkeling
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

3
nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Visiting Spiaggia di castiglione and Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara), Oasi Valle della Caccia (in Senerchia) and Sentiero dei Limoni (in Maiori). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Marina Di Vietri, stop by Ceramica D'Urso Vietri, browse the different shops at Siniscalchi Centro Commerciale, and learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salerno visit planner.

Getting from Cannes to Salerno by combination of flight and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cannes in August since evenings lows in Salerno dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Spiaggia Lannio, Oasi Valle della Caccia, Spiaggia di castiglione, Sentiero dei Limoni
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Sentiero dei Limoni ©
Sentiero dei Limoni
Spiaggia Lannio
Spiaggia Lannio

7
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.
Do your shopping at Nana' Positano and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Visit Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione), Ravello (Ravello Arte & Duomo di Ravello) and Conca dei Marini (Lido Capo di Conca & Grotta dello Smeraldo). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, and get outside with Walk of the Gods.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Salerno to Positano by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Walk of the Gods ©
Walk of the Gods

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