42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budapest driving holiday planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Budapest. When traveling from Adelaide in July, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Albertina, admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip site.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get great views at Petřín, take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Lesser Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Prague planning site.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome holiday planning site.

Getting from Prague to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in July, with highs in Rome at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon planning tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

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: stroll around Phoenix Park, wander the streets of Temple Bar, browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planning site.

Fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in July, with highs in Dublin at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

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: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, stroll around Hyde Park, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the London online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Montmartre, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

Make your Paris itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

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 Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), walk around Vondelpark, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take a stroll through Stroeget, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Stockholm, Sweden

— 4 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, get in on the family fun at Junibacken, enjoy fun for all ages at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and head off the coast to Sodermalm.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm route planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by combination of train, taxi, and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and make a trip to Palace Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites