41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nafplio, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + bus + train:  8​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Bellagio, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
10
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Seattle, United States

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Escape the urban bustle at Imperial Bird of Prey Academy and Speed Boats Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. When in London, make a side trip to see King George's Playing Fields in Brentwood, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace, head outdoors with Moose X-Training Ltd, steep yourself in history at Hampstead, and stroll through ZSL London Zoo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London online tour itinerary planner .

Seattle, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to London. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in London

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

King George's Playing Fields, Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy ©
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit La Barceloneta and Playa de Sant Miquel for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, stroll through Park Guell, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Montgat Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

Getting from London to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Barcelona at 83°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
La Barceloneta ©
La Barceloneta

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
You'll get in some beach time at Panormos Beach and Elia Beach. Visiting Paradise Beach and Fokos Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paraga Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, and make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Mykonos Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Mykonos Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach, Ornos Beach, Paraga Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll get in some beach time at Glyfada Beach and Astir Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Vouliagmeni Beach in Vouliagmeni, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka, explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Areopagus.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Athens trip site .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni, Glyfada Beach
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Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Get in touch with nature at Tolo Beach and Corinth Canal. Your inner history buff will appreciate Epidaurus Theater and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palamidi Castle, contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nafplio online journey planner .

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Nafplio, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nafplio

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mycenae, Epidaurus Theater, Tolo Beach, Corinth Canal
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Palamidi Castle ©
Palamidi Castle
Epidaurus Theater ©
Epidaurus Theater
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step out of the city life by going to Catacombe di San Callisto and Isola Tiberina. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the striking landscape at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train from Nafplio to Rome in 21.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nafplio to Rome. Traveling from Nafplio in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get outdoors at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno and Castello di Verrazzano. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John for their historical value. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Wineries

Side Trips

Guardastelle Vineyard, Castello di Verrazzano
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Canal Grande and Blue Moon. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bellagio.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Blue Moon
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

4
nights
Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Get outdoors at Spiaggia di Onno and Spiaggia Tranquilla. Get some historical perspective at Castello di Vezio and Chiesa di San Giacomo. Get out of town with these interesting Bellagio side-trips: Isola Comacina (in Ossuccio), Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona (in Colico) and Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco di Villa Serbelloni, contemplate the long history of The Anglican Church of the Ascension, and tour the water at your own pace with AC Boat.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bellagio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Bellagio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bellagio

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ossuccio, Tremezzina, Spiaggia Tranquilla, AC Boat, Castello di Vezio
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i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
AC Boat ©
AC Boat
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at The Eiger Trail and Harderkulm. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpiglen (in Grindelwald) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, stroll through Trockener Steg, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zermatt trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Bellagio to Zermatt in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zermatt

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Interlaken
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Roberto Beach and Strandbad St. Alban. Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and Haidhausen are in your itinerary. Step out of Munich to go to Hohenschwangau and see Neuschwanstein Castle, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asam Church, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich day trip app .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Zermatt to Munich takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Neuschwanstein Castle, Strandbad St. Alban, Roberto Beach
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Roberto Beach ©
Roberto Beach
English Garden ©
English Garden
Neuschwanstein Castle ©
Neuschwanstein Castle

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