42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Train to Svedala station, Taxi to Malmo, Fly to Stockholm
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rosenborg Castle and Nyhavn. Visit Kastellet and Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg, and don't miss a visit to Stroeget.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. June in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace and Riddarholmen Church. Vasa Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, head off the coast to Sodermalm, admire the striking features of Drottningholm Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Storkyrkan.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Stockholm vacation builder app.

Do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

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.
Let the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Sovereign's Fun, explore the galleries of Kazan Cathedral, and make a trip to Sobor Petra I Pavla.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg itinerary planner.

You can 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 difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary website.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Istanbul is a bit warmer than St. Petersburg - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 11th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Hungarian National Museum, make a trip to Heroes' Square, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in July, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in July: highs in Prague hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Visit Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Piazza del Santo, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

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

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salzburg in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more) and Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Ravello, Italy

— 4 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Museo della Carta. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Positano (Spiaggia Grande, Fornillo, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giovanni del Toro, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip maker site.

Getting from Florence to Ravello by combination of train and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Ravello. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris attractions planner.

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rijksmuseum and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Grote Markt & Teylers Museum). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and walk around Vondelpark.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in Amsterdam are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7: