43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Lesce
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Lesce, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights

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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

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Dublin, Ireland to Brussels is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Brussels. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, make a trip to The Markt, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bruges travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.
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Antwerp, Belgium — 2 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then stop by Peter Poussenier, then admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, and finally stroll through ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin). Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally make a trip to Grote Markt.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bruges in June: highs in Antwerp hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Erasmus Bridge, then find something for the whole family at Efteling, and then make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, then buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Euromast.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam planner.

Drive from Antwerp to Rotterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to The Hague.
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
On the 15th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Madurodam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to De Pier Scheveningen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, then examine the collection at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the The Hague online trip planner.

Getting from Rotterdam to The Hague by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in The Hague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 2 nights

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, then find something for the whole family at Phantasialand, and then take in panoramic vistas at KolnTriangle.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne trip maker app.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from The Hague in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cologne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

You can fly from Cologne to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, admire the striking features of Old Royal Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Prague online route planner.

You can fly from Munich to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Prague are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 3 nights

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Krakow itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Krakow are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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 27th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Albertina, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Hofburg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 2 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva Street. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb route builder website.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 2 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir and then steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Split route builder tool.

Getting from Zagreb to Split by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 5th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and then stop by Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online holiday planner.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lesce.
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Lesce, Slovenia — 1 night

Featuring picturesque old streets embellished with Gothic and Baroque churches, Lesce remains a perfect example of a quaint little town in Central Europe.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica and then let little ones run wild at Dino Park Bled - Radovljica.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lesce trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dubrovnik to Lesce. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lesce when traveling from Dubrovnik in July, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Make your Venice itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Lesce to Venice in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lesce in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip site.

Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome journey planning app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, steep yourself in history at Forum, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Naples sightseeing planning website.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C.
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