42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Gdansk, Poland
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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Kolding, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Drive to Billund Airport, Fly to Riga International Airport, Drive to Riga
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Gdansk, Poland

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gdansk travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiport is Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport. In June, daytime highs in Gdansk are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to Hamburg.

Things to do in Gdansk

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Hamburg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gateway to the World

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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, and admire the striking features of Speicherstadt.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg trip maker website.

Fly from Gdansk to Hamburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

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 20th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Christiania, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, then admire the landmark architecture of Kastellet, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kolding.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Kolding, Denmark

— 3 nights
Kolding is a Danish seaport located at the head of Kolding Fjord in the Region of Southern Denmark. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Koldinghus and then admire the landmark architecture of Det Gamle Borgerhus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Billund.

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You can drive from Copenhagen to Kolding in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Kolding

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Riga, Latvia

— 3 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), admire the striking features of Alberta Iela, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral.

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Explore your travel options from Kolding to Riga with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll around Kadriorg Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, and then don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Olaf’s Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill.

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You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Helsinki, Finland

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then make a trip to Senate Square. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Riddarholmen Church, see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, then have fun and explore at Junibacken, then admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, and finally stroll around Kungstradgarden Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Stockholm to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in July; daily highs in Vienna reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Milan.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Milan road trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Milan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Heraklion.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Heraklion, Greece

— 2 nights
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then stop by Nerium Oleander. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at CRETAquarium, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip builder.

You can fly from Milan to Heraklion in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Heraklion. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Go for a jaunt from Athens to Vari to see Seahorse Dive Center about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and take a stroll through Plaka.

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Getting from Heraklion to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Heraklion, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Budapest, Hungary

— 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budapest: Calvary (in Godollo) and Eger (Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, Eger Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, test the waters at a local thermal spa, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online travel planner.

You can fly from Athens to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Budapest is minus 1 hour. In July, Budapest is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Budapest

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more) and Delft (Markt, Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Budapest to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in July, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Milan.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 26:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Milan reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Lisbon.

Things to do in Milan

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 1 day

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip site.

Fly from Milan to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Denmark travel guide

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Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.