43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 13 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
End: Venice, Italy

13
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.
Eiffel Tower and Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Temple de l'Amour (in Versailles), Giverny (Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny & Fondation Claude Monet) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris online journey planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Giverny, Les Andelys, Chartres Cathedral, Disneyland Paris
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

7
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buckingham Palace and National Gallery. Visit Bosham Quay and West Wittering Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: The Hawking Centre (in Doddington) and Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, explore the wide array of goods at Harrods, contemplate the waterfront views at Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In October in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

West Wittering Beach, The Hawking Centre, Bosham Quay, Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

6
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.
Guinness Storehouse and Grafton Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Sandymount Strand. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny) and Castlecomer Discovery Park (in Castlecomer). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take a stroll through Temple Bar, kick back and relax at Dollymount Strand, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Portmarnock Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin online vacation planner.

Fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Dublin sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Portmarnock Beach
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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 14th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, then stop by Mary Chocolatier, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally take a stroll through Place St. Gery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs d'Ixelles, then wander the streets of Avenue Louise, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally stop by Delices and Caprices.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Brussels takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October in Brussels, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Place St. Gery ©
Place St. Gery

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 16th (Mon), look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, stop by GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, then wander the streets of Meir, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt. On the next day, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, stop by Fashion Jewelry, stop by Peter Poussenier, then visit Zurenborg, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. October in Antwerp sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

2
nights
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get behind the scenes at PAAUW the delft blue factory, view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, and finally get in on the family fun at Madurodam. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by The Blue Tulip, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, then examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, then take a peaceful walk through Haagse Bos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam trip planner.

Traveling by train from Antwerp to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Delft, The Hague
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Madurodam ©
Madurodam
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Old Church ©
Old Church

2
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rijksmuseum and Leidseplein. Change things up with a short trip to Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort (about 48 minutes away). There's more to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan and shop like a local with De 9 Straatjes.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, look for gifts at Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus, then stop by Boxoffberlin, and finally wander the streets of Friedrichstrasse. On your second day here, wander the streets of Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), then contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Strandbad Tegeler See.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berlin online route planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Boxoffberlin ©
Boxoffberlin
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Asamkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Deutsches Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Munich trip builder website.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Shopping Childrens Museums Parks
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

3
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.
Head to Mercati di Rialto and I Tre Mercantifor plenty of shopping. Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and stop by Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice trip site.

You can fly from Munich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munich in October: high temperatures in Venice hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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