43 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vatican City, Italy
— 4 nights
Bus to Roma Tiburtina, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, The Lion King, Madame Tussauds London, and other attractions. Visit Buckingham Palace and Tower of London for their historical value. There's more to do: make a trip to Big Ben.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary builder app.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Rue du Gros-Horlogefor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel tool.

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. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo. For shopping fun, head to Mercado San Miguel or Gran Via. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Catedral Primada, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, take in the exciting artwork at Rio Creative Art Center, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Isidro.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in June, with highs in Madrid at 36°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally walk around Parc Guell. On your second day here, make a trip to Las Ramblas, make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

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You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vatican City.
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Vatican City, Italy — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and La Musa Mosaici capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Basilica and Stanze di Raffaello. Explore Vatican City's surroundings by going to Spas (in Ciampino), Castelli Romani (in Genzano di Roma) and Borgo medievale di Nettuno (in Nettuno). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro, stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, see the interesting displays at Tesoro di San Pietro, and awaken your taste buds at La Luna del Casale Azienda Vinicola Biologica.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vatican City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Vatican City takes 14.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florence.
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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.
Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, get a taste of the local shopping with M.G. Design, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Vatican City to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Milan trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Milan, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and ar33studio. Change things up with a short trip to PDC Cartizze in Valdobbiadene (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Get some cultural insight at Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. Visit Prague Castle and Powder Tower for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, and explore the galleries of Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia - National Gallery Prague.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Prague online trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in June: high temperatures in Prague hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Neustadt, then look for gifts at Dresdner Molkerei Gebruder Pfund, then admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, and finally make a trip to Frauenkirche Dresden.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip maker app.

You can drive from Prague to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, then don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planning website.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Leiden Square (Leidseplein). Get some historical perspective at Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Haarlem to see Frans Hals Museum about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, visit The Jordaan, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam vacation planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). You'll explore and learn at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum and Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, Belfry of Bruges, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and examine the collection at Atomium.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for London on the 7th (Fri).
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London, United Kingdom — 1 day

The Square Mile

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Covent Garden and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to London by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to London due to the time zone difference.
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