42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
7
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
— 2 nights
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
10
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
12
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
13
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
14
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
15
Paris, France
— 2 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, thenshop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens. On the next day, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, thendon't miss a visit to Palace of Versailles, and then don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Paris is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Paris at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

3
nights
Positano, Italy

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, stop by Nana' Positano, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano journey builder.

You can fly from Paris to Positano in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get a bit warmer in Positano: highs are around °C and lows about °C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sorrento, Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday planner.

Getting from Positano to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 31st (Wed), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio and then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, thentake in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, thendon't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, thentake in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll around Tivoli Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave. On the next day, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, thendon't miss a visit to Mestni Trg, thenmake a trip to Prešeren Square, and finally wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Ljubljana sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Ljubljana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in August; daily highs in Ljubljana reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Postojna Cave
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Triple Bridge ©
Triple Bridge
Prešeren Square ©
Prešeren Square

2
nights
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get around town with Vogel, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, and then make a trip to Monument To Four Courageous Men.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bohinjsko Jezero visit planning app.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bohinjsko Jezero in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will leave for Salzburg on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature Parks Transportation
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Vogel ©
Vogel
Monument To Four Courageous Men
Monument To Four Courageous Men

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Salzburg in 3 hours. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest travel route builder.

Getting from Salzburg to Budapest by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. When traveling from Salzburg in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Budapest, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 14th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, thendon't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and finally meet the residents at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin online vacation planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

2
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
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 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then walk around Vondelpark. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, thentour the water at your own pace with Flagship Amsterdam, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Venture out of the city with trips to Puerto Marina Benalmadena (in Benalmadena), Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Church of El Salvador, &more) and Ronda (Bodega Garcia Hidalgo & Puente Nuevo). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Tabacalera Building, take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Malaga travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Malaga takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Malaga at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Nerja, Ronda, Puerto Marina Benalmadena
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Catedral Primada & Custodia de Arfe). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and catch a live event at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Malaga to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Madrid when traveling from Malaga in August, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, visit El Barri Gòtic, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour app.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Paris, France

Paris ©
On the 28th (Wed), admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, thenmake a trip to Place de la Concorde, thenappreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around °C and lows about °C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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