42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + train + subway + bus:  9​h 45​min
2
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
13
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
14
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
15
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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2
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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.
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, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then don't miss a visit to Palace of Versailles, and then don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. 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 30°C and lows at 18°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: Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Sorrento (Piazza Tasso & Wine Tours & Tastings). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo and look for gifts at Nana' Positano.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Positano day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, subway, and bus from Paris to Positano takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Positano is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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, museums, classes, and shopping. 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 Musei Capitolini.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome planning tool .

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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
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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 other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then take 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, then don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°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. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Triple Bridge, then make a trip to Mestni Trg, then don't miss a visit to Preseren Square, and finally take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana day trip planning site .

You can drive from Venice to Ljubljana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Ljubljana at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Postojna Cave
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Tivoli Park ©
Tivoli Park
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

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): fly down the slopes at Vogel Ski Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, and then make a trip to Monument To Four Courageous Men.

To find more things to do, ratings, 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 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will leave for Salzburg on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Vogel Ski Center ©
Vogel Ski Center
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, parks, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary app .

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Salzburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. 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 Hősök tere, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest travel route builder .

Getting from Salzburg to Budapest by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Salzburg in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°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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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
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, then don'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.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin online vacation planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Berlin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then stroll around Vondelpark. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then choose your vessel at Flagship Amsterdam, and finally see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online day trip planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough 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
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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 Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Church of El Salvador, & more), Puerto Marina Benalmadena (in Benalmadena) and Ronda (Bodega Garcia Hidalgo & Puente Nuevo). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and don't miss a visit to Tabacalera Building.

Planning Malaga trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Malaga in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: high temperatures in Malaga hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nerja, Ronda, Puerto Marina Benalmadena
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa

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nights
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). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, catch a live event at Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Malaga to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Madrid when traveling from Malaga in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°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, then make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°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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