43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
6
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
8
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
9
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Atlanta, United States


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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 Chateau de Fontainebleau and Montmartre. Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, and stroll through Ile Saint-Louis.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Atlanta in February, with highs in Paris at 46°F and lows at 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, and finally wander the streets of Grafton Street.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip maker .

Getting from Paris to Dublin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Dublin are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to World Heritage Kinderdijk and Canals area. Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Panorama Mesdag, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planning tool .

Fly from Dublin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Hague, Canals area, World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Gemaldegalerie. Step off the beaten path and head to Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen and Neues Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, browse the different shops at Mall of Berlin, admire the architecture and history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, and browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Gemaldegalerie ©
Gemaldegalerie

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belvedere Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Head to Graben and Kohlmarkt and Vienna Naschmarktfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, get your game on at Time Travel Vienna, and explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip planning site .

Getting from Berlin to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. February in Vienna sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

5
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Auschwitz Tour - Krakow Trip. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, then get around town with Auschwitz Tour - Krakow Trip, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Wojciech. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Vienna to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Transportation Tours
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, stop by Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh, then get engrossed in the history at History of Religion Museum, then see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). On your second day here, join in the after-dark buzz at Poltavskaya 7, then admire the landmark architecture of Alexander Nevsky Lavra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and finally see the interesting displays at Russian Museum of Ethnography.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg travel planner.

Getting from Krakow to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Krakow in February, with highs in St. Petersburg at 30°F and lows at 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Palace Square
Palace Square

3
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Multimedia Art Museum and Kuznetsky Most Street. Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) and Cathedral of the Assumption will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Intercession Khotkovo Monastery (in Khotkovo), Sergiyev Posad (Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, & more) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, examine the collection at Tropinin Museum, steep yourself in history at Kazan Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krutitskoe Podvorye.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow route planner.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Moscow, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad, Intercession Khotkovo Monastery, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 5th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. On the next day, get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike, and finally wander the streets of Anafiotika.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Athens takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moscow in March, expect Athens to be warmer, temps between 63°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Vatican Museums. Let the collections at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Stanze di Raffaello capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Giardino di Ninfa (in Cisterna di Latina), Museo Storico Piana delle Orme (in Borgo Faiti) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome travel route planner.

Fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in March, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Giardino di Ninfa, Museo Storico Piana delle Orme
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
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 Abbazia di San Galgano and The Baptistery of St. John. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica di Santa Croce. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Abbazia di San Galgano
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Visit Westminster Abbey and Wallace Collection for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Museum of London and Westminster. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, examine the collection at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and learn about all things military at HMS Belfast.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London holiday planner.

You can fly from Venice to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Venice to London due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Venice, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum of London ©
Museum of London
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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