42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
10
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
11
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum and Ortakoy. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Istanbul is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Auckland to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Auckland in June: highs in Istanbul hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 your shopping at Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Street. Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, explore the galleries of Hungarian National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip maker app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, Budapest is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route planning tool.

Fly from Budapest to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Visiting Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Duomo di Ravello. Step out of Ravello with an excursion to Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano in Positano--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello itinerary builder site.

Drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Ravello, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Lido Capo di Conca, Basilica of Saint Trofimena
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Let the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Ravello in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Guardastelle Vineyard
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town) will appeal to history buffs. El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Barcelona, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Sant Feliu de Guixols, approximately Sant Feliu de Guixols away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Casa Batllo, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and stroll around Parc Guell.

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

Getting from Florence to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Florence in July, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Squarefor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo de S. Jorge are in your itinerary. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon holiday app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. Traveling from Barcelona in July, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Appreciate the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Lobkowicz Palace. Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Strahov Monastery, explore the world behind art at St. George's Basilica, and contemplate the long history of Powder Tower.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague tour planning website.

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Prague sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vasa Museum and Stockholm Old Town. Skansen and Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, have fun and explore at Nordiska Museet, and step off the mainland to explore Sandhamn.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm planning site.

Fly from Prague to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Prague in July; daily highs in Stockholm reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

6
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
For shopping fun, head to Tretyakov's Gallery or Nevsky Prospekt. Museum-lovers will get to explore The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and browse the exhibits of The Marly Palace.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg planner.

Fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

Similar plans

45 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 44 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 44 days in Europe & Colombia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: September, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: September, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 45 days in Russia, Europe & Colombia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA September, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, relaxing, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans