43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chester Beatty and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. There's still lots to do: stop by Temple Bar, steep yourself in history at Dublinia, examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, and take a stroll through Grafton Street.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin journey builder website.

Edmonton, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Dublin, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in May, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
Wallace Collection and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster and National Gallery. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Greenwich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Royal Naval College, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our London day trip planning site.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and finally visit The Jordaan. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then take a stroll through De 9 Straatjes, and finally explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

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

Getting from London to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, stop by 1st Arrondissement, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip tool.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

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Nice, France

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and La cité médiévale. Explore hidden gems such as Musée Marc Chagall and The Church of Èze. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, see some colorful creatures with Rand'eau evasion, take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse), and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alfama and National Palace of Queluz. Explore hidden gems such as Praia do Tamariz and Rua Augusta. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and examine the collection at National Coach Museum.

Plan trip to Lisbon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Nice to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nice in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the striking features of Museo Cerralbo, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid online visit planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Valencia.

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Valencia, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valencia Cathedral and Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Central Market of Valencia and Platja de la Patacona. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Colon, take an in-depth tour of Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia online visit planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Born. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and Begemot Art & Fashion Gallery. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and wander the streets of Barri de Gracia.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Air Force Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Wyden Badi, and then visit Old Town.

Plan trip to Zurich with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Barcelona to Zurich in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in June; daily highs in Zurich reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

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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 13th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then take a stroll through Brera District, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, and then admire the masterpieces at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip builder app.

Getting from Zurich to Milan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in June: high temperatures in Milan hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

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Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Giorgio Maggiore and Cannaregio. Change things up with a short trip to Centro Storico di Treviso in Treviso (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, and wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza della Signoria and Centro Storico. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Palazzo Strozzi. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence attractions planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palatine Hill and Cupola di San Pietro. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation builder website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.