43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Up at The O2 and Regent's Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our London route planner.

Philadelphia, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to London is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in August, with highs in London at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, then make a trip to Pont Alexandre III, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie.

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You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. August in Paris sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Martin Bridge and Casco Historico de Toledo. When in Madrid, make a side trip to see MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo in Toledo, approximately Toledo away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, pause for some photo ops at Puerta de Alcala, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online travel planner.

Getting from Paris to Madrid by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, Madrid is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 92°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vila Vella (Old Town) and CosmoCaixa Barcelona. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and wander the streets of Barri de Gracia.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona tour planning tool.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin, then contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, then contemplate the long history of Ville medieval, and finally head outdoors with Video Top Jump. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then discover the deep blue sea with Cap Ferrat Diving, then don't miss a visit to Promenade Maurice Rouvier, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse).

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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.
On the 30th (Wed), make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Novecento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta and then get to know the resident critters at Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, Milan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Bardini, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dorsoduro and San Giorgio Maggiore. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, visit Cannaregio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), stroll through Mirabell Palace, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in September, with highs in Salzburg at 67°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Melk Abbey and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vienna: Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, don't miss a visit to Pestsäule, admire the masterpieces at KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser, and admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Budapest Pinball Museum. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and snap pictures at Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September in Budapest, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Thu), examine the collection at Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then examine the collection at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), then examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to St. Florian's Gate, examine the collection at Womai, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), get a new perspective on nature at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, then examine the collection at Krakow Pinball Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in September, you will find days in Krakow are little chillier (66°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lesser Town. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, don't miss a visit to Staroměstská mostecká věž, pause for some photo ops at Franz Kafka Monument, and contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Treptower Park and Sanssouci Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Potsdam (Potsdam's Gardens & Sanssouci Park). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, and steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, and walk around Vondelpark.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam vacation builder website.

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the views from St Bonifacius Bridge, then walk around Minnewaterpark, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Walburgakerk. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Markt, head outdoors with Bruges Art Route, brush up on your military savvy at For Freedom Museum, then admire the striking features of Sint-Janshuismolen, then see the interesting displays at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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