43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Vatican City, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway:  15 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Bogota, Colombia

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare (in Briare), Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chateau de Chantilly, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and see where the action happens at Philippe-Chatrier Court.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder website.

Bogota, Colombia to Paris is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare, Chateau of Vincennes, Chateau de Maintenon, Lochnagar Crater
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then examine the collection at Micropia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, then get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, then explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and finally see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Amsterdam vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Hague
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague online trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Prague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Kutna Hora
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
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.
Visit Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral for their historical value. Belvedere Palace and Time Travel Vienna will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Burgerspitalkirche St. Philipp & Jakob (in Krems an der Donau) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits, and make a trip to Peterskirche.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip builder website.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vienna are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Burgerspitalkirche St. Philipp & Jakob, Burgruine Duernstein
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Poseidon and Ancient Agora of Athens. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Nafplio (Archaeological Museum of Nauplion & Nauplion Promenade) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae, Lion Gate, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Eleftherios Church, get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vatican City.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mycenae, Nafplio, Temple of Poseidon
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

3
nights
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
On the 7th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, admire the natural beauty at Vatican Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to Sphere within a Sphere, and finally see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vatican City sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Athens to Vatican City with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Vatican City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in July, Vatican City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a subway to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Castello Orsini-Odescalchi
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
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Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Galleria Borghese and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Spoleto (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto & Piazza del Duomo), Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Bunker Soratte (in Sant'Oreste). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, take in the awesome beauty at Colle Aventino, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Rome holiday builder app.

Rome is just a short distance from Vatican City. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Spoleto, Chiesa di San Francesco, Villa Adriana, Bunker Soratte
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica of Santa Croce and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Pisa. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence day trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Duomo di Pisa
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cannaregio and San Giorgio Maggiore. Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda in Cittadella (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dell'Accademia, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

7
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Alcazar of Segovia and Royal Palace of Madrid will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Catedral de Segovia. Venture out of the city with trips to Casco Historico de Toledo (in Toledo), Avila (The Walls of Avila, The Four Posts, &more) and Plaza mayor de Chinchon (in Chinchon). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Avila, Segovia, Casco Historico de Toledo, Centro de Interpretacion el Pais de la Plata, Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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