43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
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Dublin, Ireland

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Dublin Castle for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dublin tour itinerary planner.

Sacramento, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sacramento to Dublin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sacramento, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Old Town and Alnwick Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow), Stirling (Stirling Castle & National Wallace Monument) and Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip app.

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:

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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Gallery and Buckingham Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Churchill War Rooms and Natural History Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Back of Beyond Adventures in Richmond-upon-Thames (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, make a trip to Tower Bridge, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in August; daily highs in London reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

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Paris, France

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see The Royal Chapel, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip website.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and The Jordaan. Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Madurodam. Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Grote Markt & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)) and Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and get curious at Body Worlds.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:

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Venice, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Venice using our trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Pisa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza della Signoria and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Venture out of the city with trips to Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

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Siena, Italy

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano.

Make your Siena itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

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Assisi, Italy

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Assisi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Vatican Museums for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and Palatine Hill. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rome trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Assisi to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vieille Ville and Rue d'Antibes. Escape the urban bustle at Lérins Islands and Parachute Ascensionnel Juan les Pins. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Le Suquet (in Cannes), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, trek along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nice day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in September, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

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Barcelona, Spain

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.
On the 26th (Sun), wander the streets of Las Ramblas, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

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Maspalomas, Spain

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
On the 28th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at Gran Massage - Massage Gran Canaria Maspalomas Playa del Ingles, kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, then see some colorful creatures with Canary Diving Adventures, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan.

Find out how to plan Maspalomas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Maspalomas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Maspalomas, with lows of 71°F. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.