43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  32 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
12
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
14
Saint-Tropez, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
15
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
16
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
17
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand


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2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Merrion Square, The Little Museum of Dublin and James Joyce Cultural Centre. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then stroll around St Stephens Green, then take in the exciting artwork at James Joyce Cultural Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sandycove Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dublin day trip tool.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Dublin is an approximately 34- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Dublin is minus 12 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Museums Beaches
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St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
James Joyce Cultural Centre ©
James Joyce Cultural Centre

1
night
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Dublin to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Cork, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

2
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Galway day trip planner.

Drive from Cork to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

2
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the striking features of City Hall. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Ulster Museum, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, and finally see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Belfast trip app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Belfast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

2
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 9th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Buchanan Street.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow travel route planner.

You can fly from Belfast to Glasgow in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. June in Glasgow sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Shopping
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

2
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.
To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Museums
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Hoxton Square ©
Hoxton Square
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Piccadilly Arcade ©
Piccadilly Arcade

2
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've now added Happy Feelings Coffeeshop to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sun), join in the after-dark buzz at Happy Feelings Coffeeshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at De Nieuwe Kerk, get your game on at Museumphoto, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and finally explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Nightlife Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Green Devil's Absinth Bar & Shop, The Vrtba Garden and Absintherie. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): have a few drinks at Absintherie.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Prague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks
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Green Devil's Absinth Bar & Shop ©
Green Devil's Absinth Bar & Shop
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Peterskirche, and then wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, take in the pleasant sights at Roman Beach, then steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest day trip tool.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. June in Budapest sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Istanbul on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take a stroll through Levent, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and visit Ortakoy.

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Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in June since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Rome on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome route planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will leave for Florence on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence tour planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

3
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Get some cultural insight at Domaine des Tournels and Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Pampelonne and Plage des Graniers. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Chateau Volterra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Paroissiale Notre Dame de l'Assomption, learn more about the world around you at La Maison des Papillons, and stroll through La Ponche Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Saint-Tropez in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Florence in June since evenings lows in Saint-Tropez dip to 17°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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St. Tropez Harbor ©
St. Tropez Harbor
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Domaine des Tournels ©
Domaine des Tournels

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. You'll set off for Geneva on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get a sense of the local culture at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and CERN. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, stroll through Bains des Paquis, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Geneva trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Geneva in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in July since evenings lows in Geneva dip to 17°C. You will leave for Paris on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
CERN
CERN

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Le Marais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip planner.

You can take a train from Geneva to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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