42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 20 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll around Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB, wander the streets of Alfama, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online visit planner.

Monterrey, Mexico to Lisbon is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Monterrey to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Athens.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
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Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Athens takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Athens is 2 hours. In March in Athens, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Istanbul.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planning tool.

Getting from Athens to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. When traveling from Athens in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Sofia.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:

Sofia, Bulgaria — 2 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, then look for gifts at Gifted Sofia, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, contemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda, then admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and finally pause for some photo ops at Saint Sofia Monument.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sofia trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Istanbul to Sofia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sofia, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly to Budapest.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, then admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, then make a trip to Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest vacation planner.

Fly from Sofia to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. March in Budapest sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Vienna.
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Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, walk around Prater, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

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You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Fly from Vienna to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Vienna to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vienna in April, expect Edinburgh to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Dublin, Ireland — 4 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around Phoenix Park, and admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin visit planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:

Paris, France — 20 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee), Versailles (Palace of Versailles, Grand Canal, &more) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning website.

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in April, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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Find places to stay Apr 10 — 30: