42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Salerno, Italy
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + Train + Subway + Foot + Bus:  7​h 30​min
5
Nafplio, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
8
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3​h
10
Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
11
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
Annecy, France
— 1 night
Train:  3​h 45​min
14
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
15
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, walk around Vondelpark, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam vacation planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect Amsterdam to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

4
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rome trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Zurich to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Salerno, Italy

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salerno: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, & more), I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's much more to do: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste, and look for gifts at Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Salerno trip builder app .

Getting from Rome to Salerno by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Salerno to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Food Tours, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Paestum Ruins
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
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Food Tours
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

1
night
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke Archibishop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal and then catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Salerno to Nafplio with the Route module. Traveling from Salerno to Nafplio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salerno in June, Nafplio is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Corinth Canal, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): wander the streets of Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens attractions planning website .

Getting from Nafplio to Athens by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in June since evenings lows in Athens dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain).

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Heraklion online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in June, you will find days in Heraklion are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 21st (Tue), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at the White, Santorini, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

Start your trip to Fira by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

2
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Spianada Square, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and then take a stroll through Corfu Old Town. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Achilleion Museum, kick back and relax at Paleokastritsa Beach, then examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and finally admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip builder .

You can fly from Fira to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Achilleion Museum, Paleokastritsa Beach
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

1
night
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally make a trip to Quattro Canti.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Palermo online travel route planner .

Getting from Corfu Town to Palermo by combination of flight and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corfu Town to Palermo due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Food Tours

4
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Marineland, Massif de l'Esterel
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:
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Food Tours
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands and then take in the dramatic natural features at Parc national des Calanques.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marseille tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Museums
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

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Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 2nd (Sat), make a trip to La Vieille Ville, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, then explore the activities along Lac d'Annecy, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Annecy trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Annecy in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Marseille in July: high temperatures in Annecy hover around 31°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Annecy to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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