43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Shuttle to Nice, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alicante, Spain
— 7 nights
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Madrid, Spain
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly
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Playa de las Americas, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly
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Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly to Larnaca, Bus to Paphos
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— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Water Parterres & Palace of Versailles). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally make a trip to Place Massena. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Nice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. June in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Lloret de Mar (PlayVR Lloret & Candy Bubble) and Platja mar menuda (in Tossa de Mar). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, shop like a local with La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona itinerary maker website.

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Barcelona by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Alicante.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Alicante, Spain

— 7 nights

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Change things up with these side-trips from Alicante: Palmeral of Elche (in Elche) and Benidorm (Mundomar, Platja de Ponent, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Juan, take in nature's colorful creations at El Palmeral, take an in-depth tour of MARQ Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alicante holiday planning website.

Fly from Barcelona to Alicante in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Alicante to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Alicante in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. On the 4th (Mon), you're off to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madrid in July, with highs in Lisbon at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Playa de las Americas.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Playa de las Americas, Spain

— 7 nights

Party Capital of Tenerife

Known around the world as a hotspot for beach life and vibrant night culture, Playa de las Américas remains one of the most-visited vacation resorts in the Canary Islands.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa de las Americas: Candelaria (Ermita de San Blas & Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Surf Life Tenerife, stroll through Playa de las Vistas, kick back and relax at Troya Beach, and get outside with Atsa.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa de las Americas trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Playa de las Americas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Playa de las Americas. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Playa de las Americas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Palermo, Italy

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo (in San Vito lo Capo). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Norman Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Palermo holiday builder app.

You can fly from Playa de las Americas to Palermo in 11 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Playa de las Americas to Palermo due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Emporio della Ceramica, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Villa Rufolo). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, and examine the collection at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Naples online holiday planner.

Fly from Palermo to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Zulu Bungy (in Corinth) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and stop by Plaka.

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

Traveling by flight from Naples to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naples to Athens. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, stop by Mytho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and kick back and relax at Elia Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town online itinerary planner.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Mykonos Town are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Paphos, Cyprus

— 2 nights
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Go for a jaunt from Paphos to Kouklia to see Aphrodite's Rock about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, cool off at Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, go for a walk through Paphos Harbour and Port, and stroll through Coral Bay.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paphos trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mykonos Town to Paphos in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Paphos are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Province of Alicante travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Nightlife · Landmarks
One of the country’s most prosperous regions, Alicante Province is known for near-perfect climatic conditions, arguably the best in the country, and a series of sandy beaches and seaside resorts ideal for a relaxing holiday. Despite the prosperity driven by tourism, modernity runs right alongside tradition in this province, and visitors are often surprised to find hamlets completely unaffected by the 21st century hidden in the rugged mountains of the interior. A region of contrasts, the province is home to a diverse population, including a huge community of Nordic residents who have found homes away from home in the small settlements along the coast.

Tenerife travel guide

4.1
Water Parks · Beaches · Aquariums
Tenerife is the largest and most populous of the seven Canary Islands. With its abundance of sun-warmed beaches, deep gorges, dramatic cliffs, dense forests, and lush valleys filled with thriving banana plantations, the island offers an impressive variety of things to do: snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, hiking, and cycling. You can even spelunk in the island’s volcanic caves and tunnels, among the largest in the world. Tenerife is also known for its nightlife, attracting thousands of weekend revelers from nearby European countries. The island is highly urbanized, though there are still pockets where visitors can enjoy the distinctive local culture and sightseeing at a slower pace.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Cyprus travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.