42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, stop by Plaka, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens attractions planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online road trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in October, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 12th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero. On the next day, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Il Sentiero Degli Dei
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

1
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Rome, Italy

Rome
For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You will leave for Florence on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Rome

Tours · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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1
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 14th (Mon), examine the collection at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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 16th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Milan visit planning site.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, catch a live event at Camp Nou, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Barcelona travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Barcelona takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In October, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Milan - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris tour builder site.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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London, United Kingdom

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, get your game on at Flight Experience London - Flight Simulator, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London attractions planning website.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. October in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Food Tours
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)) and Haarlem (Vleeshal & Grote Markt). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and walk around Vondelpark.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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