42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  9 h 15 min
6
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
8
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 45 min
9
Cannes, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
10
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
train:  4 h 30 min
11
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
13
Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
14
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
train:  7 h
15
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
16
Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
17
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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6
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, take a stroll through Stroeget, and get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen day trip planning app.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Copenhagen is an approximately 16- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Copenhagen is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in May; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park, and finally admire the striking features of Dancing House. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Prague tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

1
night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then make a trip to Lavka pod Zamkem, and then explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov trip planner.

Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel ©
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg visit planner.

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Salzburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

2
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Old Town and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

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

Drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Verona.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

2
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Liston, see where the action happens at Arena di Verona, look for gifts at Cioccolateria Via Conventino, then examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio). On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Quinzano, browse the eclectic array of goods at Piazza delle Erbe, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, make a trip to Cappella dei Notai, then steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Verona online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hallstatt to Verona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Verona are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, stop by Trastevere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Verona to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Bar Terza Terra, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. On the next day, stop by Fannys Bazar and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre online journey builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church

1
night
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): wander the streets of La Croisette, then don't miss a visit to Les Murs Peints, then pause for some photo ops at Monuments aux Morts, and finally wander the streets of Le Suquet.

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

Getting from Cinque Terre to Cannes by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Cannes

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Les Murs Peints ©
Les Murs Peints

1
night
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): visit Cours Mirabeau, contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally admire the striking features of Le Tour de l'Horloge.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence visit site.

Drive from Cannes to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

2
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty, make a trip to Old Town, and then admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Colmar trip planning site.

You can fly from Aix-en-Provence to Colmar in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in May, things will get a bit cooler in Colmar: highs are around 23°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums
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Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden
Old Town ©
Old Town
Statue of Liberty ©
Statue of Liberty

6
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.
Step out of Amsterdam to go to Lisse and see Keukenhof, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Colmar to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colmar in May, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. On the 1st (Tue), examine the collection at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie, examine the collection at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally examine the collection at De Oude Aarde.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Giethoorn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Giethoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums Outdoors Tours
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De Oude Aarde ©
De Oude Aarde
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus ©
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
nights
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Leeuwarden ©
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Leeuwarden: Gevangenisemuseum (The Prison Museum) (in Veenhuizen) and Franeker City Hall (in Franeker). There's lots more to do: get curious at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, admire the masterpieces at Het Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, appreciate the history behind LOVE, and see the interesting displays at Boomsma Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Leeuwarden attractions planner.

Drive from Giethoorn to Leeuwarden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Leeuwarden, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Franeker, Gevangenisemuseum (The Prison Museum)
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Fries Museum ©
Fries Museum
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden ©
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip builder app.

Getting from Leeuwarden to Hamburg by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

2
nights
Odense, Denmark

Odense ©
The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Odense Cathedral - Sct. Knuds Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO, then explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vor Frue Kirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at The Funen Village, contemplate the long history of Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home, then examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Danish Railway Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Odense journey website.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Odense takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Odense, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Vor Frue Kirke
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H. C. Andersens House ©
H. C. Andersens House
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Vor Frue Kirke ©
Vor Frue Kirke

1
night
Copenhagen, Denmark

Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stroll around Kongens Have, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then make a trip to Papiroeen.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen vacation planning tool.

You can take a train from Odense to Copenhagen in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Kongens Have ©
Kongens Have

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