42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  31​h
1
Poznan, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
8
Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Adelaide, Australia

4
nights
Poznan, Poland

Poznan ©
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Rail Engine House and Bazylika Prymasowska Sanktuarium św. Wojciecha. Take a break from the city and head to Sniezycowy Jar Reserve and Solacki Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ratusz Poznanski, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Francis Seraficki, pause for some photo ops at Enigma Code Brakers Monument, and get into the urban bustle at Zamek Cultural Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Poznan trip maker tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Poznan is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Central European Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in October, things will get little chillier in Poznan: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Poznan

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Gniezno, Sniezycowy Jar Reserve
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Church of Francis Seraficki ©
Church of Francis Seraficki
Church of Saint Wojciech ©
Church of Saint Wojciech

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stare Miasto and Planty Park. Visit Wieliczka Salt Mine and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square for their historical value. Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Ogrodzieniec Castle in Ogrodzieniec, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, and explore the world behind art at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu).

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Krakow journey planner.

Getting from Poznan to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ogrodzieniec Castle, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost and Prague Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town Square. Step out of Prague with an excursion to Ossuary / The Cemetery Church in Kutna Hora--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, make a trip to Old Town Bridge Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip builder app .

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, Ossuary / The Cemetery Church
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Cerveny Kamen Castle, then make a trip to Michalska Brana, then explore the historical opulence of Devin Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie, and then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava driving holiday planner .

Drive from Prague to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In October in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cerveny Kamen Castle
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

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.
Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Citadel and Margaret Island. Step out of Budapest with an excursion to Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral in Esztergom--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trip

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Popular historic sites such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and Church of the Jesuits are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Kaisergruft, and wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
St. Peter's Church and Munich Residenz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael's Church and Heiliggeistkirche. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, walk around English Garden, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Jakob am Anger.

Start your trip to Munich by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Vienna to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

4
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Altstadt von Innsbruck and The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). Escape the urban bustle at Hafelekarspitze and Alpenzoo. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), don't miss a visit to Landschaftlichen Pfarre Maria Hilf, explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Thaur, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Georgskapelle.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck trip planner .

You can take a train from Munich to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Burgruine Thaur
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Glockengiesserei Grassmayr ©
Glockengiesserei Grassmayr
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, and then wander the streets of Niederdorf.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip maker tool .

You can drive from Innsbruck to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne, Munot
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 7th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre. On your second day here, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Geneva

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice), Prangins Castle
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Food Tours
Prangins Castle ©
Prangins Castle

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico and Campanile di Giotto. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Uffizi Galleries. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Florence in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Geneva in November, things will get a bit warmer in Florence: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri and Cupola di San Pietro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and San Pietro in Vincoli. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa d'Este (in Tivoli), Villa Farnese (in Caprarola) and Abbazia di Sant’Andrea in Flumine (in Ponzano Romano). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Abbazia di Sant’Andrea in Flumine, Villa d'Este, Villa Farnese
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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