42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Siena--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona itinerary planner .

Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner .

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip maker .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. 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), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam visit planning app .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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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, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at Haus der Musik Wien, and find something for the whole family at Prater.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip builder website .

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and make a trip to Halaszbastya.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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 museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Ortakoy, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul road trip planning app .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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