42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
12
Paris, France
— 4 nights
13
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Phoenix Park, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin visit planner.

Seattle, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in April, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in April, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, thensnap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thentake in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence travel planning app.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice vacation planning site.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Venice to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Budapest road trip planning website.

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in May, Budapest is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Koller Gallery ©
Koller Gallery
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, get in on the family fun at Prater, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and stroll through Kampa Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Prague online route planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Prague can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, and stroll around Vondelpark.

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

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, walk around St. James's Park, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read London visit planner.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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