42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Le Mans City
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Le Mans City, France
— 1 night
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La Rochelle, France
— 2 nights
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Arcachon, France
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 3 nights
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Toulon, France
— 2 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 5 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Porto Ercole, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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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.
Plan trip to London with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to London. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for Le Mans City on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Le Mans City, France

— 1 night

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Abbaye Royale de L'Epau and then take an in-depth tour of 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Le Mans City holiday planner.

Take a train from London to Le Mans City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Le Mans City. In July, daytime highs in Le Mans City are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

La Rochelle, France

— 2 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
On the 25th (Sun), meet the residents at Aquarium La Rochelle, kick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon, then examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, and finally examine the collection at Fort Vauban. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines and then contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port.

Before you visit La Rochelle, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Le Mans City to La Rochelle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in La Rochelle are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Arcachon.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Arcachon, France

— 3 nights
A popular beach resort town on the Atlantic coast, Arcachon offers you fine, sandy beaches and a particularly mild climate said to be favorable to people suffering from pulmonary diseases.
Get a sense of the local culture at La ville d'Hiver and Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Passes. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at La Grande Dune du Pilat, get outside with Arcajet Marine, take a leisurely stroll along Jetée Thiers, and find something for the whole family at Parc de la Coccinelle.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Arcachon trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Arcachon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Arcachon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Arcachon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace, then contemplate the long history of Calle San Pedro, then steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Hondarribia, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Mary Gate.

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Traveling by car from Arcachon to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Zaragoza.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

Zaragoza, Spain

— 4 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monasterio de Piedra and Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casco Antiguo and Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza. When in Zaragoza, make a side trip to see Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain in Nuevalos, approximately Nuevalos away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Daroca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari, examine the collection at Museo De Tapices Y Capitular De La Seo, and don't miss a visit to Plaza del Pilar.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza attractions planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zaragoza: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Las Ramblas and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Tossa de Mar (Cala Futadera, Cala del Senyor Ramon, &more), Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell) and Begur (Castell de Begur & Cala de l'Illa Roja). The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady, kick back and relax at Platja Port Bo, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Zaragoza, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Montpellier.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Montpellier, France

— 3 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Relax by the water at Petit Travers Beach and Espiguette Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Carrieres des Lumieres and Place de la Comedie. Go for a jaunt from Montpellier to Vers-Pont-du-Gard to see Pont du Gard about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, meet the residents at Planet Ocean Montpellier, explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, and get in on the family fun at AviaSim Montpellier.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Montpellier online journey planner.

Drive from Barcelona to Montpellier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Montpellier, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Toulon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Toulon, France

— 2 nights
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plages du Mourillon, then get to know the fascinating history of Rade de Toulon, and then learn about all things military at Musee National de la Marine.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Toulon visit planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Toulon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Toulon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Toulon

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 5 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Prince's Palace and Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and Casino Square. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Larvotto Beach, make a trip to Place du Palais, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Devote, and try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo online attractions planner.

Getting from Toulon to Monte-Carlo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Toulon in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Monte-Carlo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

Genoa, Italy

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova and Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. Get a sense of the local culture at Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and Museo di Palazzo Reale. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante), Vernazza (in Vernazza) and Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours (in Manarola). There's much more to do: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, step into the grandiose world of D'Albertis Castle, and see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip planner.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Baptistery of St. John and Piazza della Signoria. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Traveling by car from Genoa to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Porto Ercole.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Porto Ercole, Italy

— 1 night
Porto Ercole is an Italian town located in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Cala Mar Morto, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala del Gesso, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Porto Ercole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Lunga, see the interesting displays at Forte Stella, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riva del Marchese.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Porto Ercole tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Porto Ercole takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Porto Ercole

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Pantheon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Le Palme (in Castel Gandolfo) and Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome journey planner.

Traveling by car from Porto Ercole to Rome takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 2:

London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Getting from Rome to London by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in September; daily highs in London reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C.

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.