41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

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

3
days
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 King George's Playing Fields. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, wander the streets of Hampstead, head outdoors with Moose X-Training Ltd, and tour the pleasant surroundings at ZSL London Zoo.

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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. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to London due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in London hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in London

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

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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
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St. Paul's Cathedral

4
days
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 Montgat Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar are in your itinerary. Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and stroll through Platja de la Nova Icaria.

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Traveling by flight from London to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

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#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
days
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 Platis Gialos Beach. Visiting Paradise Beach and Fokos Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Paraga Beach, and make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

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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

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Ornos Beach, Fokos Beach, Elia Beach, Paraga Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

4
days
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 Vouliagmeni Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Astir Beach in Vouliagmeni, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, and stroll through Voula Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
days
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.

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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, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
days
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 V Lounge Beach Club and Catacombe di San Callisto. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, explore the striking landscape at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

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
days
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.

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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
days
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 Doge's Palace will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Canal Grande and Blue Moon. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 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
days
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 AC Boat. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia Tranquilla and Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bellagio: Castello di Vezio (in Perledo), Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta) and Ossuccio (Isola Comacina & Chiesa di San Giacomo). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, and steep yourself in history at The Anglican Church of the Ascension.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bellagio vacation website .

You can drive from Venice to Bellagio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Bellagio sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bellagio

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Ossuccio, AC Boat, Spiaggia Tranquilla, 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

3
days
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 The Matterhorn. Venture out of the city with trips to Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Alpiglen (in Grindelwald). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn.

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Take a train from Bellagio to Zermatt in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zermatt

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

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

3
days
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

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

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