42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Santiago, Chile

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Quinta da Regaleira and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Popular historic sites such as Park and National Palace of Pena and Castelo dos Mouros are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Santiago, Chile to Lisbon is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Santiago to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
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 Piazza del Duomo and Piazza del Campo. Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Duomo di Siena in Siena (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence visit planning tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Florence by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Florence at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro.

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

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Areas of Istanbul and Sultanahmet District are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Istanbul online visit planner.

Getting from Rome to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Shoes on the Danube Bank will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Dohány Street Synagogue. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, pause for some serene contemplation at University Church, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. When traveling from Istanbul in February, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) capture your imagination. Historic Center of Vienna and St. Stephen's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, and contemplate the long history of Freyung.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Powder Tower, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, thentake some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Amsterdam Gallery, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Prague to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Mont des Arts. Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

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

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Brussels sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary builder website.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. February in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. February in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum

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