43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Athens due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in April, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Bring the kids along to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and shop like a local with M.G. Design.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Canal Grande and Basilica di San Marco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, stop by Cannaregio, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Castelo de S. Jorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Phoenix Park and Guinness Storehouse. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Grafton Street, and contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in May; daily highs in Dublin reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Attractions like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Paris, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 22:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hungarian Parliament Building and Fisherman's Bastion. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, make a trip to Shoes on the Danube Bank, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planning tool.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4: