41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  6​h 15​min
9
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Culloden Battlefield and Eilean Donan Castle. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Glen Affric National Nature Reserve. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten). Spend the 26th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle and look for gifts at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Inverness vacation planner.

London to Inverness is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Inverness reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Aviemore, Culloden Battlefield, Eilean Donan Castle, Aigas Field Centre
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Guinness Storehouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilkenny Castle and National Gallery of Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, take an in-depth tour of Dublin Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

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

You can fly from Inverness to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Dublin, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Curracloe Beach, Kilkenny Castle
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Palace and Skansen. Take a break from the city and head to Stockholm Old Town and Sandhamn. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, glide through natural beauty at The Green Trails, and learn about all things military at Royal Armory.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Dublin to Stockholm by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In July in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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.
Visit Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) for their historical value. Let the collections at Russian Museum and Catherine Palace and Park capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, examine the collection at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at The Marly Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Palace Square
Palace Square
Catherine Palace and Park ©
Catherine Palace and Park
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Suleymaniye Cami and Historic Areas of Istanbul. Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Ortakoy. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Istanbul takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
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Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Salzburg Museum and Mirabell Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburg Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

Start your trip to Salzburg by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Istanbul to Salzburg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Salzburg, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, things will get slightly colder in Salzburg: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Le mura di Lucca and Campanile di Giotto. Siena Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Florence takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Florence is somewhat warmer than Salzburg - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Vatican Museums. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palatine Hill and Catacombe di San Callisto. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©

4
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
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. We've included these beaches for you: La plage and Plage de Gigaro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste. Venture out of the city with trips to Swim with Dolphins (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle) and Plage de la Faviere (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hyeres online holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rome to Hyeres takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in August: high temperatures in Hyeres hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Scuba & Snorkeling, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Plage de la Faviere
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Belém Tower and Lisbon Oceanarium. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo dos Mouros and Castelo de S. Jorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Hyeres to Lisbon in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Lisbon are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee Rodin and Île de la Cité. Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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