42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City, United States
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
11
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
12
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
13
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
14
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
15
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
16
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  18 h 15 min
End: Oklahoma City, United States

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, then take a stroll through Grafton Street, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, then take in the exciting artwork at James Joyce Cultural Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shankill Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dublin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Oklahoma City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Oklahoma City to Dublin due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Oklahoma City in May, plan for much colder days in Dublin, with highs around 59°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shankill Beach, Bru na Boinne, Trim Castle
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Dean Village. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then take a stroll through New Town, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh travel planning website .

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Scottish National Portrait Gallery ©
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Dean Village ©
Dean Village

1
day
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.
On the 29th (Sun), shop like a local with Regent Street, explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, then take a stroll through Westminster, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London online trip maker .

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:
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Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Westminster ©
Westminster
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Louvre Museum and Musee Nissim de Camondo will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip maker site .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam route planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Amsterdam are little chillier (68°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Hague
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): visit Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and finally see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, then find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, and finally see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Oslo tour planning site .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Oslo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Amsterdam in June since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, see the interesting displays at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, then get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church).

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm trip builder app .

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): shop like a local with Die Hackeschen Hoefe. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, and finally test your problem-solving skills at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rhinluch, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. St. Vitus Cathedral and St Barbara's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Prague's surroundings by going to Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin), Beach (in Hamr na Jezere) and Mumlava Waterfall (in Harrachov). There's lots more to do: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planning website .

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Prague sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

St Barbara's Church, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, Beach, Mumlava Waterfall
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Halaszbastya and Liberty Statue. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Matthias Church and Hősök tere. Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Nemzeti Botanikus Kert (in Vacratot), Fenyes Education Trail of Tata (in Tata) and Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the exciting artwork at Koller Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Nagybivalyos Fishing Lake and Leisure Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Prague, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fenyes Education Trail of Tata, Bokod Floating Village, Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Nagybivalyos Fishing Lake and Leisure Center, Koros Torok Sandy Beach
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Carturesti Carusel and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bucharest travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Bucharest due to the time zone difference. June in Bucharest sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore and learn at Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art. Visit Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Church of Agios Spyridonas (in Nafplio), ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece (in Glyfada) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae, Lion Gate, & more). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, wander the streets of Anafiotika, view the masterpieces at Eleni Marneri Galerie, and get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bucharest in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mycenae, Church of Agios Spyridonas, ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Pantheon and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola di San Pietro for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este, Duomo di Orvieto
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and then pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Castello di Monteriggioni
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannaregio and St Mark's Campanile. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio & Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Verona
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 1st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, learn more about the world around you at Musee Paleontologique de Zurich, make a trip to Niederdorf, then make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, see the interesting displays at FIFA World Football Museum, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zurich driving holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, Zurich is little chillier than Venice - with highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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