43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
2
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
5
Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
6
Vietri sul Mare, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
8
Elafonisos, Greece
— 2 nights
9
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
10
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
11
Paris, France
— 6 nights

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, thentake a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online trip planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. March in Zurich sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Biosphaere Entlebuch
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Let the collections at Gallerie dell'Accademia and Naval History Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, see the interesting displays at Ca' Rezzonico, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

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

Getting from Zurich to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in March, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Venture out of the city with trips to Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning site.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montalcino, Castello del Trebbio, Guardastelle Vineyard, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Monumento Naturale di Galeria Antica will get you outdoors. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately Tivoli away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome trip site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Villa Adriana, St. Peter's Basilica
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

5
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
For shopping fun, head to Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal or Ravello Arte. Relax by the water at Spiaggia Grande and Fornillo. Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Cantine Marisa Cuomo (in Furore). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and shop like a local with Miniaci Art Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Positano attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Cantine Marisa Cuomo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

3
nights
Vietri sul Mare, Italy

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia di castiglione and Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chiesa dell'Annunziata and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo. Change things up with these side-trips from Vietri sul Mare: Minori (Spas, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, &more) and Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L. (in Tramonti). There's still lots to do: stop by Sol’Art Ceramiche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arciconfraternita della Santissima Annunziata e del Santissimo Rosario, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Lannio.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vietri sul Mare trip maker site.

Getting from Positano to Vietri sul Mare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Vietri sul Mare are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Minori, Scala, Spiaggia di castiglione, Spiaggia Lannio, Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L.
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Athens to go to Koropi and see Donkey's Land, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Plaka, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and stroll through Glyfada Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vietri sul Mare to Athens. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Donkey's Land, Glyfada Beach, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
Elafonisos, Greece

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach, stroll through Megali Paralia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Pounta Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Elafonisos trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Elafonisos. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pounta Beach ©
Pounta Beach
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia

1
night
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 15th (Wed), take a pleasant ride with Experience Horse Riding, thenkick back and relax at Red Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Akrotiri online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Elafonisos to Akrotiri with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Akrotiri are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Little Venice and Aegean Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Paradise Beach and Agios Sostis Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

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.
Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Caresse de Tigre. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see The Trianons & The Hamlet about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, take a stroll through Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Paris in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Paris due to the time zone difference. In April, Paris is slightly colder than Mykonos Town - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Caresse de Tigre
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 25:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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