42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  4​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
8
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
12
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
14
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes House of Terror Museum. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip builder app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Budapest is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town Square, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in August: highs in Prague hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
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.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Georg Carstensen, then step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen journey maker .

Fly from Krakow to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Krakow in August, you will find days in Copenhagen are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) ©

2
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace and then don't miss a visit to Stockholm City Hall. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Galarvarvskyrkogarden, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, then wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen.

Find out how to plan Stockholm trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): engage your brain at Universeum, get a taste of the local shopping with Goteborgs Konsthall, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Vasa Church. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Gothenburg Botanical Garden and then get to know the fascinating history of Haga.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gothenburg driving holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Gothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Hamburg.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Universeum ©
Universeum
Haga ©
Haga
Gothenburg Botanical Garden ©
Gothenburg Botanical Garden

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Park Planten un Blomen, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, then browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Townhall. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg and then steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Hamburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruges.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Park Planten un Blomen ©
Park Planten un Blomen
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the next day, appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hamburg to Bruges in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Nature Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Atomium and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe and then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels route planning app .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
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.
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip website .

You can fly from Paris to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Fort George, examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inverness day trip planning site .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Inverness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Fort George
Fort George
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness

4
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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries & distilleries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin route planner .

Fly from Inverness to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Dublin sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of El Pabellón de Barcelona, walk around Parc Guell, and admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica).

Start your trip to Barcelona by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Dublin to Barcelona in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Barcelona. In September, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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