43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Valencia, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, stroll around Hyde Park, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London route website.

Mexico City, Mexico to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City to London, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip app.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Edam (Wijn & Kaas speciaalzaak & Edams Museum). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam visit planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, meet the residents at Prague Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Prague online route planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Lucerne (Lucerne Station, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, kick back and relax at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning app.

You can fly from Prague to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Florence: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa d'Este in Tivoli--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 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.
Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Lloret de Mar (Kayaking & Canoeing & PlayVR Lloret) and Platja de Blanes (in Blanes). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and walk around Ciutadella Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 1 night

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the galleries of Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and then ponder the world of politics at Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Valencia road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 4 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Diving With Nic (in Mijas), Costa Water Park (in Fuengirola) and Río Chíllar (in Nerja). And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of Born to be Wild, do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, examine the collection at Museo Lara, and take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Malaga online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Malaga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 27th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Malaga to Seville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find out how to plan a trip to Madrid, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Madrid sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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