43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece
— Few hours
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
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Madrid, Spain
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Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cracow Shooting Academy and Krakow Pinball Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Ghetto Heroes Square, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary tool.

Edinburgh, UK to Krakow is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Edinburgh in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Krakow, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Wawel Cathedral
4.6
St. Mary's Basilica ©
Architectural Building
St. Mary's Basilica
4.7

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Liberty Statue. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, ponder the design of Music Fountain, examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, and steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Budapest tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Krakow to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:
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©
Must see
Food Tours
4.9
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Government Building
Hungarian Parliament Building
4.7

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nights
Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder website.

You can fly from Budapest to Athens in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Acropolis of Athens ©
World heritage site
Acropolis of Athens
4.7
Acropolis Museum ©
History Museum
Acropolis Museum
4.7

5
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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helicopter Tours and Experience Horse Riding. Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see La Ponta, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and indulge your senses at Santorini Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fira road trip tool.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Fira to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:
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©
Must see
Helicopter Tours
4.9
Akrotiri ©
Ruin
Akrotiri
4.1
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
4.7

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens journey planner.

Getting from Fira to Athens by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. You will leave for Vienna on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Transportation
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Volksgarten. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, then browse the collection at State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip tool.

You can fly from Athens to Vienna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in July, expect Vienna to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
World heritage site
Schonbrunn Palace
4.6
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.5
Belvedere Palace ©
Art Museum
Belvedere Palace
4.6

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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Duomo and Dialogo nel Buio. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Boat2Go (in Oliveto Lario) and Campanile di San Nicolo (in Lecco). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, see La Casa Maledetta, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and examine the collection at Museo del Novecento.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Milan road trip website.

You can fly from Vienna to Milan in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
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©
Must see
Food Tours
4.8
Duomo di Milano ©
Religious Site
Duomo di Milano
4.8
Piazza del Duomo ©
Historic Walking Area
Piazza del Duomo
4.4

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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 17th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Lido. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Dorsoduro, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice journey planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
Highlights from your trip
Basilica di San Marco
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8
Canal Grande ©
Water Body
Canal Grande
4.8

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Mon), do a tasting at Poggio Amorelli and then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker site.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
Poggio Amorelli ©
Must see
Poggio Amorelli
4.8
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.7
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as La Pieta and Piazza Venezia. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the striking features of Villa Borghese.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rome online trip builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
Trevi Fountain ©
Must see
Trevi Fountain
4.4
Pantheon ©
World heritage site
Pantheon
4.8

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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore hidden gems such as Oltre I Resti and Wine Tours & Tastings. Take a break from Naples with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Sorrento, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, delve into the distant past at Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto).

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naples day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Naples

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
World heritage site
Pompeii Archaeological Park
4.6
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.8

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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, ponder the design of Schutzenbrunnen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at French Church, then get great views at Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten), then appreciate the history behind Zahringerbrunnen, and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bern travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Naples to Bern in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Naples in July, things will get slightly colder in Bern: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Aare River
Water Body
Aare River
4.9
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
World heritage site
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
4.7

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Zurich and Paragliding Luzern. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (The Rosengart Collection, Chapel Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Limmat, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and walk around Parkanlage Zuerihorn.

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

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your trip
Limmat ©
Water Body
Limmat
4.6
Lake Zurich ©
Water Body
Lake Zurich
4.7
Chapel Bridge ©
Bridge
Chapel Bridge
4.7

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Paris, France

City of Light

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 discover tucked-away gems like Jardin des Tuileries and Ile Saint-Louis. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Latin Quarter, and explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Louvre Museum ©
Art Museum
Louvre Museum
4.6
Arc de Triomphe ©
Architectural Building
Arc de Triomphe
4.6

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Palacio de Cibeles. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, San Martin Bridge, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio De Cristal, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and make a trip to Paseo del Prado.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid vacation maker site.

Fly from Paris to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Madrid to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
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