42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
4
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 4 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
8
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 6 nights


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7
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canals area and Portuguese Synagogue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Den Bosch (St. John's Cathedral & Noordbrabants Museum), Airborne Cemetery (in Oosterbeek) and Nederlands Openluchtmuseum (in Arnhem). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, don't miss a visit to Rembrandtplein, see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, and indulge your taste buds at Brouwerij 't IJ.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Amsterdam reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Den Bosch, Utrecht, Airborne Cemetery, Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 6:
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Micropia ©
Micropia
Canals area ©
Canals area
Herengracht ©
Herengracht

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Floralia - Spring Flower Show and Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'. Venture out of the city with trips to Ieper (Ypres) (Saint Julien Memorial & Ramparts Cemetery). The adventure continues: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, make a trip to Place St. Gery, examine the collection at GardeRobe MannekenPis, and explore the world behind art at Musee Fin-De-Siecle.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Floralia - Spring Flower Show, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
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Van Buuren Museum ©
Van Buuren Museum
Floralia - Spring Flower Show ©
Floralia - Spring Flower Show
Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' ©
Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Beffroi d'Arras and Luxembourg Palace. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Reims (WineBubbles & La Maison Mumm), Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (in Saint-Denis) and Avenue de Champagne (in Epernay). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Monceau, examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, make a trip to Heroes Square, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Paris online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Arras, Reims, Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, Avenue de Champagne
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
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Musee des Arts Forains ©
Musee des Arts Forains
Le Beffroi d'Arras ©
Le Beffroi d'Arras
Parc Monceau ©
Parc Monceau

4
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monte Carlo Country Club and Chapelle Sainte Devote. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, make a trip to Fairmont Hairpin curve, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Fontvieille, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Charles Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo trip maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Monte-Carlo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in May since evenings lows in Monte-Carlo dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Port de Fontvieille
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
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Chapelle Sainte Devote ©
Chapelle Sainte Devote
Monte Carlo Country Club ©
Monte Carlo Country Club

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Enigmik Escape Room and Balloon Rides. Step out of Barcelona to go to Montmelo and see Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, wander the streets of Barri de Gracia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Lleo i Morera, and take in the waterfront at Rambla del Mar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona visit planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Enigmik Escape Room ©
Enigmik Escape Room
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri ©
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri

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 off the beaten path and head to Welcome to Rome and Monte Pincio. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Bunker Soratte in Sant'Oreste, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colle Aventino, take in nature's colorful creations at Vatican Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campidoglio, and delve into the distant past at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican Gardens, Bunker Soratte
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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Welcome to Rome ©
Welcome to Rome
Monte Pincio ©
Monte Pincio
Piazza del Campidoglio ©
Piazza del Campidoglio

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natural History Museum and Church of San Pantalon. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, head off the coast to Giudecca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice route builder tool.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto ©
Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Theater of Dionysus and Church of Kapnikarea. Change things up with a short trip to Karababa Castle in Khalkis (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, make a trip to Pnyx, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the striking landscape at Areopagus.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Athens travel app.

You can fly from Venice to Athens in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Venice in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around °C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Karababa Castle
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:
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Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Theater of Dionysus ©
Theater of Dionysus
Church of Kapnikarea ©
Church of Kapnikarea

6
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple Sveti Nikolay and Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sofia: Tsari Mali Grad (in Belchin), Plovdiv (Agora, "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, &more) and Historical Museum (in Samokov). The adventure continues: get your game on at Offline Entertainment, walk around South Park, admire the natural beauty at Borisova Gradina, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Military History.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Sofia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in June, things will get slightly colder in Sofia: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plovdiv, Tsari Mali Grad, Historical Museum
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:
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National Museum of Military History ©
National Museum of Military History
Temple Sveti Nikolay ©
Temple Sveti Nikolay
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church

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