42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Cannes, France
— 5 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Alghero, Italy
— 1 night
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Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, then browse the range of quality goods at Harrods, and then look for gifts at Jedeco. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in London when traveling from Brisbane in July, with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Zurich.

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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Niederdorf, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning website.

Fly from London to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
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Altstadt Luzern

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or Leidseplein. Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Panorama Mesdag, Passage, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stop by The American Book Center, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and walk around Vondelpark.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip website.

Getting from Zurich to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

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

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Head to Le Marais and Rue du Gros-Horlogefor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

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

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Nice, France

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Vieille Ville. Head to Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya and Cap3000for plenty of shopping. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Saint-Paul de Vence in St-Paul-de-Vence--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, view the masterpieces at Galerie LYMPIA, and shop like a local with Atelier Mike.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya ©
Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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Cannes, France

Cannes ©

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
For shopping fun, head to Rue d'Antibes or La Croisette. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee Picasso and Galerie du Faune. Get out of town with these interesting Cannes side-trips: Saint-Raphael (TakSea & Catalan Bougie). And it doesn't end there: pick up some local products at Marche Forville, head off the coast to Île Sainte-Marguerite, see the interesting displays at Villa Domergue, and shop like a local with Le Musee du Parfum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, Cannes is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver, then view the masterpieces at Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca, and then take a stroll through Alcudia Old Town. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, look for gifts at Tara's, then Head underground at Cuevas del Drach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platja d'es Trenc.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca day trip app.

Fly from Cannes to Palma de Mallorca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. August in Palma de Mallorca sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Alcudia Old Town ©
Alcudia Old Town
Cuevas del Drach ©
Cuevas del Drach
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca

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Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get outside with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, then stroll through Playa Cala Salada, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Comte, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Bassa. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, then take a stroll through Dalt Vila, and finally kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then wander the streets of Gran Via, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Ibiza Town in August, expect nights in Madrid to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 10th (Tue), pick up some local products at La Boqueria, view the masterpieces at Galeria La Lesia, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Alghero, Italy

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 12th (Thu), stop by Calzoleria Naitana and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip planning site.

Getting from Barcelona to Alghero by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Alghero: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Alghero

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Calzoleria Naitana ©
Calzoleria Naitana

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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 Carmela or Petit Prince Art Gallery. Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Villa Rufolo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Paestum (Paestum Ruins & Nausica Bagni) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco, &more). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Miniaci Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and ponder the design of Fontana Cap e Ciuccio.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Positano road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Alghero to Positano takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and subway. Traveling from Alghero in August, Positano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then take a stroll through Via Condotti, and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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