43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
4
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
9
Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
10
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
11
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
12
Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
13
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights

2
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Old Town and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel route planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In April in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Glasgow
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©

5
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York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fountains Abbey and Lincoln Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Armouries Museum and Whitby Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Durham Cathedral (in Durham), Lincoln Castle (in Lincoln) and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, wander the streets of York Shambles, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the York trip builder site.

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in York sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lincoln, Durham Cathedral, Fountains Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
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Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Royal Armouries Museum ©
Royal Armouries Museum

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nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Appreciate the collections at The Tank Museum and St Fagans National Museum of History. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Corfe Castle and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock), Longleat (in Warminster) and Portsmouth (The Mary Rose & Portsmouth Historic Dockyard). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bournemouth Beach.

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You can drive from York to Bath in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Turin.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Portsmouth, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Blenheim Palace, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe

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Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 27th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, then explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then contemplate the long history of Palazzo Reale, and then get great views at Basilica of Superga.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin travel route tool.

Fly from Bath to Turin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bath to Turin. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Palazzo Reale ©
Palazzo Reale
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

4
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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palazzo Te and Duomo di Modena. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Petronio and Castello di Gradara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Castello Estense (in Ferrara), Palazzo Ducale di Urbino (in Urbino) and Museo Ferrari (in Maranello). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, contemplate the long history of Santuario Della Madonna di Bonora, and delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Turin to Bologna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Bologna, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Verona, Duomo di Modena, Castello di Gradara, Castello Estense, Palazzo Ducale di Urbino
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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca ©
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino ©
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino

3
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Baptistery of St. John and Duomo di Pisa. Popular historic sites such as Montecatini Alto and Centro Storico are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucca (Le mura di Lucca & Piazza Anfiteatro) and Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli & Leaning Tower of Pisa). The adventure continues: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pisa, Lucca, Montecatini Alto
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Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Montecatini Alto ©
Montecatini Alto
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Siena sightseeing app.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Galgano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Roman Forum are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

St. Peter's Square, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini ©
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls

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Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) and then head off the coast to Ortigia. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Monastero del San salvatore, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Madonna del Carmine.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Syracuse trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Syracuse takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Syracuse

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Noto
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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) ©
Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Monastero del San salvatore ©
Monastero del San salvatore

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, and finally browse the exhibits of Fort St Elmo - National War Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Lascaris War Rooms, then admire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Saluting Battery.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Valletta itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Syracuse to Valletta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Mdina Old City
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Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Saluting Battery ©
Saluting Battery
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum ©
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum

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nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Get some historical perspective at Catedral de Mallorca and Castell de Bellver. Explore hidden gems such as Serra de Tramuntana and Playa de Alcudia. Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Alcudia Old Town (in Alcudia), Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi) and Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palma Aquarium.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca day trip planner.

Fly from Valletta to Palma de Mallorca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Valletta in May, Palma de Mallorca is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Alcudia, Parc Natural de Mondrago, Playa de Muro, Serra de Tramuntana
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Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana
Parc Natural de Mondrago ©
Parc Natural de Mondrago
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro

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nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Alcazaba and Albayzin will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Automobile and Fashion Museum and Generalife. Venture out of the city with trips to Granada (Mirador de San Nicolas & Royal Chapel of Granada) and Nerja (Balcony of Europe & Fundación Cueva de Nerja). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Malaga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daytime highs in Malaga are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Granada, Nerja
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Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gap of Dunloe and Ladies' View. Take a break from the city and head to Torc Waterfall and Killarney National Park. It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle and take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Malaga to Killarney in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Malaga to Killarney. Traveling from Malaga in May, things will get little chillier in Killarney: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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