42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Riga, Latvia — 3 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Riga is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Riga travel planning app.

Dallas, USA to Riga is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect Riga to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Bucharest.
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Bucharest, Romania — 4 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 27th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Nakional de Arta al Romaniei).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bucharest day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Bucharest takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Riga in May, you will find days in Bucharest are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation (in Nafplio). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bucharest to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Bucharest in May, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 3rd (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and examine the collection at Zagreb 80's Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Athens to Zagreb in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in June: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 78°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Zagreb to Amsterdam in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zagreb in June: highs in Amsterdam hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 21 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Hillerod (Frederiksborg Slotskirke, Frederiksborg Castle, &more), Helsingoer (Kronborg & Helsingor Havn) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, browse the exhibits of Amalienborg Museum, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, and appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen online day trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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