42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
3
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
5
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
7
Cannes, France
— 5 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Hofburg and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vienna Naschmarkt and Meinl am Graben. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, admire the striking features of Hundertwasserhaus, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

Surat, India to Vienna is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Surat to Vienna, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Vienna is cooler than Surat - with highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

3
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.
Let the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Powder Tower capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, stop by Hradcany, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Prague online vacation builder.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:
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Jewish Museum in Prague ©
Jewish Museum in Prague
Lesser Town
Lesser Town
Beer Tastings & Tours

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Let the collections at Vigeland Museum and Viking Ship Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing and Bygdøy. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum, see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Oslo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Oslo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oslo, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Munch Museum ©
Munch Museum

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Royal Yacht Britannia capture your imagination. Visit Embleton Bay and Elie Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Bamburgh (Ross Back Sands Beach, St Aiden Beach, &more) and Gullane Beach (in Gullane). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, and examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Oslo to Edinburgh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Elie Beach, Gullane Beach, Embleton Bay
Find places to stay May 5 — 10:
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Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
Bamburgh Beach ©
Bamburgh Beach
St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Covent Garden and Harrods. National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Joe's Bows (in Hernhill), Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay) and Coda Falconry (in Waltham Abbey). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Joe's Bows, Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, Coda Falconry
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Joe's Bows ©
Joe's Bows
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Les Bains d'AliA
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Take a break from the city and head to Easy Dive and Plage Naturiste De La Batterie. Appreciate the collections at Musée Marc Chagall and Musee Picasso. Venture out of the city with trips to Nice (Colline du Chateau overlook, Vieille Ville, &more). There's lots more to do: pick up some local products at Marche Forville, wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Cannes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Nice, Antibes, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Easy Dive ©
Easy Dive
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

2
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.
On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Cannaregio, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cannes to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do your shopping at M.G. Design and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Accademia del Buon Gusto (in Panzano in Chianti) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montalcino, Castello del Trebbio, Guardastelle Vineyard, Accademia del Buon Gusto
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip site.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese

1
night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 4th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik visit planning app.

You can fly from Rome to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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