42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Stockholm, Sweden

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stockholm Old Town and Fotografiska Stockholm. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vasa Museum and Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Stockholm journey website.

Las Vegas, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 42°F by day to 33°F at night. You'll set off for St. Petersburg on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

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St. Petersburg, Russia

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Peter and Paul Fortress. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Russian Museum, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, enjoy some music at Yusupov Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral.

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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. Traveling from Stockholm in November, you will find days in St. Petersburg are a bit cooler (37°F), and nights are about the same (30°F). You'll set off for Istanbul on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and finally examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Istanbul takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in December: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 44°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Budapest holiday site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Budapest, with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica of St. Anthony are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Budapest, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Siena and Le mura di Lucca. Explore hidden gems such as Piazza della Signoria and Pitti Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sistine Chapel and Galleria Borghese. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome trip maker tool.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:

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Barcelona, Spain

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 19th (Sat): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and then stop by El Barri Gòtic.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 43°F at night. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Let the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo de S. Jorge are in your itinerary. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Sintra National Palace). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, and shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In December, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

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Paris, France

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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

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Getting from Lisbon to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in December, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 47°F and lows about 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:

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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Take a break from Brussels with a short trip to Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, and explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then stroll around Vondelpark. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4: