43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tehran, Iran
Subway + Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  12 h 30 min
End: Tehran, Iran

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Dublin. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Dublin to be cooler, temps between 68°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol 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: get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and stroll around Hyde Park.

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

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in London, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stop by Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Le Marais, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris route builder.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then walk around Vondelpark. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
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: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and take a stroll through Nyhavn.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen road trip tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, examine the collection at Skansen, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rosendals Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Millesgarden
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
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.
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, head off the coast to Yelagin Island, admire the natural beauty at Park And Gardens of Peterhof, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Vrtba Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Lesser Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Prague online vacation planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Prague by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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 views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in August, you will find days in Budapest are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary app.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in August, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
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 an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, then get your game on at Virtua, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take a stroll through Alfama.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Lisbon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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