42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
5
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
6
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
10
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
11
Paris, France
— 4 nights
12
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

Albany, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Albany in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lisbon, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Museo Cerralbo, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona route tool.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and then learn about all things military at Naval Maritime Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Dominican Sisters, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenexplore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fira road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Fira takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Fira due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, stop by Monastiraki, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Athens holiday website.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more), Amalfi (Torre dello Ziro & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Parrocchia di Santa Maria a Mare (in Maiori). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale, and don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Positano journey planner.

Fly from Athens to Positano in 8 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 gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Positano. June in Positano sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Praiano, Atrani, Piazza centrale minori
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome day trip planning tool.

Getting from Positano to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice online vacation maker.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
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, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, visit Lesser Town, and make a trip to Staromestske namesti.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip maker app.

Getting from Venice to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in June: high temperatures in Prague hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to East Side Gallery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, thenpause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip planning website.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Paris sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
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: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and walk around Hyde Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read London tour planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in London to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
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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: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and visit Temple Bar.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip tool.

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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