43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
10
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
11
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
12
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
13
Nice, France
— 4 nights
14
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
15
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
16
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Gunnersbury Triangle, and finally walk around Hyde Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Thames River, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, explore the striking landscape at Parliament Hill Fields, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally head outdoors with King's Cross Canalside.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our London online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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One Tree Hill ©
One Tree Hill
Kayaking & Canoeing
Gunnersbury Triangle ©
Gunnersbury Triangle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, then head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Scuba & Snorkeling
Seine River ©
Seine River

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Visiting Minnewater Lake and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Koning Albert I Park, Bruges Art Route, &more) and Antwerp (Te Boelaerpark, Sint-Annastrand, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Grand Place, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

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You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bruges, Antwerp, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Piscine L'Espadon ©
Piscine L'Espadon
Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route

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.
Visiting Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and Bike Is Ready will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark
Kayaking & Canoeing
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, get outside with Berlin Racing Bikes, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and finally get outside with Der Vertikale Garten im Dussmann-Haus. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Grunewald Forest, get outside with Strandbad Wannsee, get outside with Drachenberg, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Berlin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Berlin Racing Bikes ©
Berlin Racing Bikes
Drachenberg ©
Drachenberg
Strandbad Wannsee ©
Strandbad Wannsee

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.
Get in touch with nature at Donauinsel and Kahlenberg. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip planning site.

You can fly from Berlin to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Donauinsel ©
Donauinsel
Kahlenberg ©
Kahlenberg

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Rigi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lucerne Station, &more). There's lots more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, wander the streets of Old Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum, and explore the activities along Seebad Katzensee.

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Getting from Vienna to Zurich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rigi ©
Rigi
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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 14th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then explore the activities along Riva del Carbon, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, go for a stroll along the water at Riva degli Schiavoni, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Zurich to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, Venice is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

4
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 out of the city life by going to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, head outdoors with Accademia dell'Avventura, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the Rome online holiday builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus ©
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

2
nights
Athens, Greece

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a stroll through Plaka, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hymettus, then kick back and relax at Voula Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus
Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by the White, Santorini. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, race across the water with a speed boat tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fira: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

4
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Escape the urban bustle at Castel Plage and FitHub. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Castellane (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours & River Rafting & Tubing). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at SENSAS Nice, head outdoors with Aquabike by Fl'eau, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice route planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Nice takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Fira, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Castellane
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Aquabike by Fl'eau ©
Aquabike by Fl'eau

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.
Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and San Pol Beach. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Cala Sa Conca (in Platja d'Aro). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and stop by El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Barcelona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

S'Agaro, Fenals Beach, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Cala Sa Conca
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Camino de Ronda ©
Camino de Ronda
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo and Playa El Salon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Nerja (Río Chíllar, Papagayo Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, delve into the mystery of El Reino Escape Room, stop by Albayzin, and contemplate the long history of Court of the Lions.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Granada travel route tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nerja
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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Generalife ©
Generalife
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, head outdoors with Parque Florestal de Monsanto, make a trip to Belém Tower, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then get outside with Parque Recreativo dos Moinhos de Santana, and finally explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural da Arrabida.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Granada to Lisbon in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Parque Natural da Arrabida
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
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Parque Florestal de Monsanto ©
Parque Florestal de Monsanto
Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
Parque Natural da Arrabida
Vertical Wall ©
Vertical Wall

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