43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + train:  26​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
5
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train + subway:  3​h
7
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
bus + train:  5​h
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
9
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Savior on the Spilled Blood. Visit Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Church of St. Aleksander Nevsky for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Choral Synagogue.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg attractions planner .

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to St. Petersburg is minus 7 hours. In June, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

3
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.
Visit Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Malahide Castle in Malahide--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church, and see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Dublin in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in June, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Malahide Castle
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Musee d'Orsay. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in June; daily highs in Paris reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Chateau de Grimaud. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Gigaro, Heraclee Beach, & more). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La plage and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Aiguebelle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hyeres sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Hyeres takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Hyeres sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Saint-Tropez, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Chateau de Grimaud
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La plage ©
La plage
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visit Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Saint-Paul de Vence and Lérins Islands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: La Croisette (in Cannes), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Promenade du Soleil, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyeres in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, St-Paul-de-Vence, Promenade du Soleil, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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.
Popular historic sites such as Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Peter's Basilica and Roman Forum. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa Adriana about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planning site .

You can fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in July: highs in Rome hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Ravello and Le Vigne di Raito. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Santa Maria de Olearia. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo & Fornillo).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Ravello to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Santa Maria de Olearia, Lido Capo di Conca
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John will appeal to history buffs. Uffizi Galleries and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Marco and St Mark's Campanile. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Venice journey planning website .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Katedrala Svateho Vita and StaromEstske namEsti. Popular historic sites such as Prague Castle and Stary zidovsky Hrbitov are in your itinerary. Take a break from Prague with a short trip to Karlstejn Castle in Karlstejn, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the views from Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in July, expect Prague to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Halaszbastya and House of Terror Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip maker tool .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihrimah Sultan Camii. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip tool .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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