42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Messina, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Villa San Giovanni, Drive to Amalfi
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Amalfi, Italy
— 9 nights
Drive
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Castelmezzano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Matera, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Locorotondo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

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Messina, Italy — 2 nights

Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. On the 28th (Mon), get outside with Lido la Pigna, kick back and relax at Isola Bella, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, and finally don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Nicolo di Bari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Cattedrale San Bartolomeo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotte Beach Mongiove, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonna di Montalto.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Messina trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Lamezia Terme Airport and Comiso Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Messina can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 9 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Explore hidden gems such as Il Sentiero Degli Dei and Monte Faito e Panorama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amalfi: Positano (Fornillo, Art & Craft Gallery, &more), Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Nocelle) and Parrocchia Di San Gennaro (in Praiano). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, see some colorful creatures with La Boa Diving Center, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia - Hotel Sole Splendid.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amalfi trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Messina to Amalfi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. August in Amalfi sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Castelmezzano.
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Castelmezzano, Italy — 3 nights

Castelmezzano is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Laurenzana and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa di San Francesco and Chiesa Madre di Santa Maria dell'Olmo. Get out of town with these interesting Castelmezzano side-trips: Museo Civico Archeologico Janora (in Irsina), Tricarico (Torre Normanna & Chiesa e Convento di Santa Chiara) and Le Dolomiti Lucane (in Pietrapertosa). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo, make a trip to Le Sette Pietre, visit Volo dell'Angelo, and stop by Maudoro - Specialita Lucane.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Castelmezzano online holiday planner.

Drive from Amalfi to Castelmezzano in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Matera.
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Matera, Italy — 2 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale d'Arte Medievale e Moderna della Basilicata, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Ridola, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casa Cisterna Sotterranea, steep yourself in history at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, then make a trip to Antica Matera Casa Grotta, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa grotta del Casalnuovo. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Palazzo del Sedile, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Purgatorio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, then indulge your senses at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, and finally wander the streets of I Claustri di Altamura.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Matera sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Castelmezzano to Matera in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Locorotondo.
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Locorotondo, Italy — 2 nights

Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Storico Locorotondo and Rione Aia Piccola. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chiesa di San Nicola and I Pastini. Change things up with these side-trips from Locorotondo: Castello Marchione (in Conversano) and Putignano (Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo & Centro Storico). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Ducale, enjoy breathtaking views from Palazzo dell'Universita e Torre dell'orologio, and make a trip to Chiesa Madre San Giorgio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Locorotondo online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Matera to Locorotondo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Matera in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Locorotondo, with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Villa Borghese. Head to Via del Corso and Nickelfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Locorotondo to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Locorotondo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to City of San Marino.
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City of San Marino, San Marino — 2 nights

The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Passo Delle Streghe, make a trip to Cesta Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titan, contemplate the long history of Montale Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Orti Borghesi San Marino, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our City of San Marino online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rome to City of San Marino takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, you will find days in City of San Marino are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, don't miss a visit to Church of San Pantalon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online visit planner.

Getting from City of San Marino to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Trento.
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Trento, Italy — 2 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Get some cultural insight at Chiesa di San Valentino and Chiesa San Rocco. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiesa Santa Maria Maggiore and Monte Brione. Explore Trento's surroundings by going to Riva Del Garda (Torre Apponale, Piazza 3 Novembre, &more) and Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta (in Torbole). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cattedrale di San Vigilio, view the masterpieces at Casa D'Arte Futurista Depero, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano Tridentino, and examine the collection at Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Trento day trip planning website.

You can drive from Venice to Trento in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Duomo and Castello Sforzesco. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo (in Morimondo) and Vigevano (Strada Coperta, Strade Sotterranee e Cavallerizza & Piazza Ducale). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colonne di San Lorenzo, pause for some photo ops at Arco della Pace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Milan sightseeing site.

You can drive from Trento to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, and examine the collection at Musee Marmottan Monet.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris route planner.

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Visit Westminster Abbey and Highgate Cemetery for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Wallace Collection and Westminster. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, shop like a local with Oxford Street, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and take a stroll through Holland Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F.
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