42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Calais, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Doolin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Shannon, Ireland
— 2 nights

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Shop till you drop at Mercat Santa Caterina and Centro Comercial Arenas De Barcelona. Explore hidden gems such as Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum and Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museu del Modernisme, head outdoors with Bunker del Carmel, contemplate the long history of Casa Museu Gaudí, and test your team's savvy at Enigmik Escape Room.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in May, you will find days in Barcelona are colder (71°F), and nights are little chillier (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
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Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum ©
Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri ©
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
Museu d'Història de Catalunya ©
Museu d'Història de Catalunya

1
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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 18th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Foreign Legion, admire the masterpieces at Musee Grobet-Labadie, then make a trip to Basilique du Sacre-Ceour, and finally stop by Maison Empereur.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille online holiday planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Museum of the Foreign Legion
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Museum of the Foreign Legion ©
Museum of the Foreign Legion
Musee Grobet-Labadie ©
Musee Grobet-Labadie
Maison Empereur ©
Maison Empereur

2
nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Civico Amedeo Lia, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Sigillo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Garibaldi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Neve, then make a trip to Corso Cavour, and finally walk around Parco Salvador Allende. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Stoppani & Peer - Drogheria Storica La Spezia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Abbaziale di Santa Maria Assunta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monesteroli, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our La Spezia trip tool.

You can drive from Marseille to La Spezia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in La Spezia are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in La Spezia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
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Cattedrale di Cristo Re ©
Cattedrale di Cristo Re
Museo Civico Amedeo Lia ©
Museo Civico Amedeo Lia
Chiesa Abbaziale di Santa Maria Assunta ©
Chiesa Abbaziale di Santa Maria Assunta

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palazzo Strozzi and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tuscany in a Bottle and Via dei Calzaiuoli. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, don't miss a visit to Piazza Santo Spirito, wander the streets of Piazza della Repubblica, and take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino dell'Iris.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence route website.

Drive from La Spezia to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi
Corridoio Vasariano ©
Corridoio Vasariano
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele ©
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele

2
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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 25th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte della Paglia, then pause for some photo ops at Colonna di San Marco e San Teodoro, then see the interesting displays at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, and finally wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Mocenigo, explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Geremia e Lucia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth - Chiesa degli Scalzi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning website.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Palazzo Mocenigo ©
Palazzo Mocenigo
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Campo Santa Margherita ©
Campo Santa Margherita

2
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for gifts at Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, steep yourself in history at Estacion Meteorologica (Wetterstation), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Grunmarkt, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Blasius Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Baroque Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Erhardkirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajetanerkirche - Cajetan Church, see the interesting displays at Salzburger Weihnachtsmuseum, then explore the activities along Salzach River, and finally stroll the grounds of Sebastiansfriedhof.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, Salzburg is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke ©
Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke
Salzburger Weihnachtsmuseum ©
Salzburger Weihnachtsmuseum
Kajetanerkirche - Cajetan Church ©
Kajetanerkirche - Cajetan Church

2
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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Alter Hof, then make a trip to Fassade des Hirmer Stammhauses, then examine the collection at German Hunting and Fishing Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Mariensaule. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Dachau Palace, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim, take in the spiritual surroundings of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, then steep yourself in history at Feldherrnhalle, then take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Munich, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Schloss Schleissheim, Dachau Palace
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Alter Hof ©
Alter Hof
Schloss Schleissheim ©
Schloss Schleissheim
Heiliggeistkirche ©
Heiliggeistkirche

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Frankfurt / Museum Judengasse, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bornheimer Wochenmarkt, then stroll around Lohrpark, then appreciate the history behind Liebfrauen - Ort der Stille, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauen, Frankfurt. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Bauernmarkt Konstablerwache, stroll the grounds of Hauptfriedhof, see the interesting displays at Geldmuseum, then explore the historical opulence of Holzhausenschlosschen, and finally ponder the design of Fountain of Justice.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Munich to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Liebfrauen, Frankfurt ©
Liebfrauen, Frankfurt
Geldmuseum ©
Geldmuseum
Jewish Museum Frankfurt / Museum Judengasse ©

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest, walk around Chateau de la Hulpe, then see the interesting displays at Fondation Folon, and finally examine the collection at Van Buuren Museum. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at GardeRobe MannekenPis, stop by Planete Chocolat, then stop by Place du Jeu de Balle, and finally take a stroll through Place St. Gery.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Brussels in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Frankfurt in June: highs in Brussels hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

La Hulpe
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Folon ©
Fondation Folon
Van Buuren Museum ©
Van Buuren Museum
Place St. Gery ©
Place St. Gery

2
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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
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 4th (Sun): look for gifts at Chocolates & Happiness, get to know the fascinating history of Arentshof, explore the world behind art at Arentshuis, wander the streets of Huidenvettersplein, then get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Site Oud Sint-Jan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), walk around Minnewaterpark, contemplate the long history of Sashuis, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Begijnhofkerk Sint Elisabeth (St. Elisabeth Church), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Bruges sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Calais.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Arentshof ©
Arentshof
Site Oud Sint-Jan ©
Site Oud Sint-Jan
Arentshuis ©
Arentshuis

2
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Calais, France

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
On the 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musée de la Guerre de Calais, wander the streets of Place d'Armes, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais, then walk around Parc Richelieu, and finally get your game on at Meccano Lab. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at La Maison du Fromage et des Vins, steep yourself in history at Tour du Guet, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Yvonne et Charles De Gaulle, then enjoy the sea views from Phare de Calais, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Calais route maker site.

You can drive from Bruges to Calais in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Calais can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Calais

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Tour du Guet ©
Tour du Guet
La Maison du Fromage et des Vins ©
La Maison du Fromage et des Vins
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais ©
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Regent Street or Fortnum & Mason. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Highgate Cemetery and Primrose Hill. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Soho, pause for some photo ops at The Monument to the Great Fire of London, stop by Holland Park, and catch a live event at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London planner.

Traveling by train from Calais to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Calais to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:
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Highgate Cemetery ©
Highgate Cemetery
Primrose Hill ©
Primrose Hill
Holland Park ©
Holland Park

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Do some cultural sightseeing at 14 Henrietta Street and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin and Marsh's Library. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Carrolls Irish Gifts, get engrossed in the history at National Library of Ireland, take in the views from Samuel Beckett Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Liffey.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dublin journey site.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
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14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin ©
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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Doolin, Ireland

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Clare Coastal Walk Project and The Doolin Chocolate Shop. There's lots more to do: hike along Burren way, take an in-depth tour of Burren Exposure, take in the pleasant sights at Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and play a few rounds at Lahinch Golf Club.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Doolin online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Doolin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shannon.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Liscannor, Burren Exposure, Fanore Beach, Lahinch Golf Club
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Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Lahinch Golf Club ©
Lahinch Golf Club
Burren Exposure ©
Burren Exposure

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Shannon, Ireland

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 21st (Wed), explore by horseback at Clare Equestrian Centre, take an in-depth tour of Craggaunowen, then stop by McKernan Woollen Mills, and finally stroll around Aistear InisCealtra. On the next day, stroll around Cratloe Woods, delve into the distant past at Mooghaun Hill Fort, and then do a tasting at Bunratty Winery.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shannon driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Shannon takes an hour. In June in Shannon, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shannon

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Craggaunowen, Clare Equestrian Centre, Aistear InisCealtra, McKernan Woollen Mills, Bunratty Winery
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:
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Clare Equestrian Centre ©
Clare Equestrian Centre
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen
McKernan Woollen Mills ©
McKernan Woollen Mills

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