42 days in Europe, South Pacific & Mexico Itinerary

42 days in Europe, South Pacific & Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Palenque, Mexico
Bus + Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
10
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h
11
Perth, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  29 h
12
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Palenque, Mexico

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and get outside with Picnic Madrid.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Palenque, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Madrid are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

4
nights
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Barcelona trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
nights
Paris, France

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Photography Tours
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London day trip planning app.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, put a fun spin on your tour with City Challenge Amsterdam, meet the residents at ARTIS, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (San Francesco, Scuola di Cucina di Lella, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Siena
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, thendon't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Thessaloniki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Thessaloniki due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Arch of Galerius ©
Arch of Galerius

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and examine the collection at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Athens road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip builder.

Getting from Athens to Perth by flight takes about 23 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in October, plan for little chillier nights in Perth, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
night
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and then get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, thenexplore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, thenlearn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Mexico City takes 29 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -14 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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