41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + 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
+2
Fly + Shuttle + 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 Urquhart Castle and Culloden Battlefield. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Garten Nature Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: River Rafting & Tubing (in Aviemore), Glen Affric National Nature Reserve (in Cannich) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's more to do: examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inverness sightseeing planner.

London to Inverness is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 26th (Fri), you're off to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Drumnadrochit, Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Aigas Field Centre
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Ferns Castle are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, get engrossed in the history at Irish Famine Exhibition, and steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip builder.

You can fly from Inverness to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Dublin sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Kilkenny Castle, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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.
Family-friendly places like Vasa Museum and Royal Armory will thrill your kids. You'll explore and learn at Skansen and Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Dublin to Stockholm in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Stockholm. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Adventure Wildlife
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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.
Get some cultural insight at The State Hermitage Museum and Catherine Palace and Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The Anna Akhmatova Museum. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, explore the galleries of The Marly Palace, examine the collection at The Bath Block, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Choral Synagogue.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg road trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can 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.
Let the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum and Istanbul Modern capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Areas of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Cami . There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Istanbul takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, Istanbul is somewhat warmer than St. Petersburg - with highs of 34°C and lows of 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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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Red Bull Hangar-7 and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg online tour planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Salzburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Salzburg due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in August; daily highs in Salzburg reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Le mura di Lucca. You'll explore and learn at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence day trip planning app.

You can fly from Salzburg to Florence in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Salzburg in August, with highs in Florence at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough 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 ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

4
nights
Hyeres, France

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. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de l'Escalet and Plage de Gigaro. Vieille Ville and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Le Lavandou (Plage de Jean Blanc & Plage d'Aiguebelle), Plage de la Faviere (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Swim with Dolphins (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and cool off at Waterworld lake of gaudrade.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rome to Hyeres takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in August; daily highs in Hyeres reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo dos Mouros are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Hyeres to Lisbon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough 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 de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To plan Paris vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a 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 ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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