43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne, France
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Seville, Spain
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Paris, France
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Berlin, Germany

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin driving holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Berlin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Berlin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to English Garden and Munich Residenz. Nymphenburg Palace and Alte Pinakothek are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munich trip maker tool.

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
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Vienna, Austria

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 Historic Center of Vienna and Belvedere Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melk Abbey and Schonbrunner Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vienna: Weingut Kolkmann (in Fels am Wagram) and Schallaburg (in Schallaburg). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Munich in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vienna, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shoes on the Danube Bank and Matthias Church. Visiting Koros Torok Sandy Beach and Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and head off the coast to Margaret Island.

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You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Venice, Italy

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cannaregio and San Giorgio Maggiore. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and St Mark's Campanile. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Budapest in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Duomo and Piazza del Campo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Siena and Poggio Amorelli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana (in Siena) and Fattoria Casa Sola (in Barberino Val d'Elsa). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leuta, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palatine Hill and Trastevere. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Roman Forum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

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

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Nice, France

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Castel Plage and Coco Beach. Visiting Easy Dive and Plage Mace will get you outdoors. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Plage du Soleil (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris), Cannes (La Croisette, Rue d'Antibes, &more) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). The adventure continues: visit Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planning website.

Getting from Rome to Nice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

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Carcassonne, France

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 30th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne trip planning site.

You can drive from Nice to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for little chillier nights in Carcassonne, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
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Barcelona, Spain

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Platja Fonda and La playa de Tamariu. Step out of the city life by going to San Pol Beach and Platja Port Bo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder website.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Carcassonne in August, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Seville, Spain

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 5th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

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Getting from Barcelona to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Seville

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Paris, France

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Luxembourg Gardens. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see The Trianons & The Hamlet, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seville in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

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Germany travel guide

4.5
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Spain travel guide

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A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.