43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
8
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  8​h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, United States

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Little Museum of Dublin and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Guinness Storehouse and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at James Joyce Cultural Centre, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin online tour itinerary maker .

San Francisco, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Dublin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Dublin reach 57°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
The Little Museum of Dublin ©
The Little Museum of Dublin

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Head to Ferintosh Community Market and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibitionfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn and Shieldaig Falconry. Venture out of the city with trips to RSPB - Insh Marshes (in Kingussie), Fused and Light (in Newtonmore) and Craigellachie National Nature Reserve (in Aviemore). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Boat of Garten Community Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Dublin to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Aviemore, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Loch Ness Gallery, Aigas Field Centre, Fused and Light
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
RSPB - Insh Marshes ©
RSPB - Insh Marshes

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Albert Cuyp Market. Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take a stroll through Leidseplein, and examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Discover how to plan a Amsterdam trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Inverness to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Inverness in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Amsterdam, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Rodin and Île de la Cité. Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Paris attractions tool .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Belém Tower and Museu Nacional do Azulejo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian or Rossio Square. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lisbon visit planning site .

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 76°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, get a taste of the local shopping with M.G. Design, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

Plan trip to Florence with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Lisbon to Florence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Lisbon in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Florence, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Castello del Trebbio, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. Colosseum and Galleria Borghese are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Head to Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ravello Artefor some retail therapy. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia di castiglione and Fornillo. Take a break from Ravello with a short trip to I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos in Praiano, about 40 minutes away.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ravello tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Fornillo, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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 some cultural insight at Belvedere Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Dorotheumfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Graben and Kohlmarkt.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vienna journey maker .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Ravello to Vienna in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ravello in November, you will find days in Vienna are a bit cooler (49°F), and nights are much colder (37°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace. Appreciate the collections at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Rumeli Fortress. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, examine the collection at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

Plan a Istanbul trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Vienna in November, you will find days in Istanbul are somewhat warmer (58°F), and nights are warmer (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

3
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Get some cultural insight at The State Hermitage Museum and Savior on the Spilled Blood. Shop till you drop at Tretyakov's Gallery and Photogallery Rachmaninov Garden. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The Shadow Museum, take a peaceful walk through Eco Path, and view the masterpieces at MARS Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip website .

Getting from Istanbul to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in November: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 37°F and lows are around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Appreciate the collections at Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Skansen and Fotografiska Stockholm. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, get engrossed in the history at Nordiska museet, stroll around Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and learn about all things military at Royal Armory.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In November in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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