41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Nancy, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 5 nights

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London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

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, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our London trip builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oxford.
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Oxford, United Kingdom — 2 nights

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Magdalen College. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from London to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Oxford are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cambridge.
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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Cambridge, United Kingdom — 1 night

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, and then learn about all things military at IWM Duxford.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cambridge road trip planning site.

Drive from Oxford to Cambridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cambridge when traveling from Oxford in July, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

You can fly from Cambridge to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cambridge in July: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): browse the exhibits of The Tenement House, then examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow day trip website.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 9th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, and then find something for the whole family at Efteling. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rotterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Glasgow to Rotterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Rotterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in July: high temperatures in Rotterdam hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam journey planner.

Drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Leeuwarden.
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. On the 13th (Wed), examine the collection at Fries Museum, then don't miss a visit to De Oldehove, and then visit Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Blokhuispoort, then engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, and then get to know the resident critters at AquaZoo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Leeuwarden journey builder.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Leeuwarden sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 1 night

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 15th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and finally make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg road trip tool.

Getting from Leeuwarden to Hamburg by car takes about 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hamburg are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 16th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, then appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and then wander the streets of Stroeget. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

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 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Dusseldorf.
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Dusseldorf, Germany — 1 night

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, stop by Altstadt, and then wander the streets of Konigsallee.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dusseldorf trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Dusseldorf takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Dusseldorf sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly to Vienna.
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and finally explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vienna online road trip planner.

Fly from Dusseldorf to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Venice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the striking features of Cappelle Medicee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online itinerary planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 26th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Geneva holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Rome to Geneva in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Geneva reach 81°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 1 night

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

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Getting from Geneva to Lyon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Lyon sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 1 night

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, then take a stroll through La Petite France, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip planner.

Fly from Lyon to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nancy.
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Nancy, France — 1 night

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Eglise des Cordeliers, explore the world behind art at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, then stroll around Parc de la Pepiniere, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nancy trip planner.

Drive from Strasbourg to Nancy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Strasbourg in July, you will find days in Nancy are slightly colder (77°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Rue du Gros-Horloge). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Nancy to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F.
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