43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 6 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland — 3 nights

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Step out of the city life by going to Mayfield Birds of Prey and Curracloe Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilkenny Castle and Rock of Cashel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye School of Falconry, and contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny day trip planning app.

San Diego, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Diego to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. In July, Kilkenny is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 65°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Irish Whiskey Museum. Visit Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Dublin Castle for their historical value. Step out of Dublin to go to Sallins and see BargeTrip, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, walk around St Stephens Green, and browse the exhibits of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip site.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and finally walk around Vondelpark.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in July, Amsterdam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Sainte-Chapelle and Musee Rodin. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Siena and Duomo di Pisa. Get a sense of the local culture at Le mura di Lucca and Piazza del Campo. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana (in Siena). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence journey planning app.

Getting from Paris to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Galleria Borghese. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Greece — 6 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Paleokastritsa Beach and Yali Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Achilleion Museum and Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: Bataria Beach (in Kassiopi), Agios Gordios Beach (in Agios Gordios) and Paradise Beach (in Liapades). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, and look for all kinds of wild species at Madalena Boat Trips.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip app.

Getting from Rome to Corfu Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. August in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Let the collections at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) capture your imagination. Salzburger Altstadt and Schloss Hellbrunn will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Corfu Town to Salzburg takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, things will get slightly colder in Salzburg: highs are around 76°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 3 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace and Storkyrkan. You'll explore and learn at Vasa Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Skansen, have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, and contemplate the long history of Drottningholm Palace.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Stockholm takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salzburg in August: highs in Stockholm hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg, Russia — 5 nights

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Palace Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Yusupov Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg journey planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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