42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Valence, France
— 2 nights
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

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Presidente Prudente, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Traveling from Presidente Prudente in August, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Oude Griffie, The Markt, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, browse the exhibits of Atomium, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva day trip app.

Getting from Brussels to Geneva by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Brussels, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then stop by Les Bonbons de Julien, and finally admire the local landmark of La Place des Jacobins. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, and finally admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon attractions app.

You can drive from Geneva to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Valence.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Valence, France

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Thu), stroll around Parc Jouvet, get outside with Col de Rousset, and then admire the local landmark of Fontaine Monumentale. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Centre du Patrimoine Armenien, admire the striking features of La Maison des Tetes, admire the striking features of Maison Dupre-Latour, then make a trip to Place des Clercs, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Apollinaire.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Valence road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Valence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Valence

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Monaco-Ville, Monaco

— 1 night
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
On the 4th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, don't miss a visit to Place du Palais, then make a trip to Prince's Palace, and finally make a trip to Apotheosa Monaca.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Monaco-Ville trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Valence to Monaco-Ville takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Monaco-Ville when traveling from Valence in September, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Genoa, Italy

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, then take an in-depth tour of Museo di Palazzo Reale, and finally browse the exhibits of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Raccolta Frugone, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the landmark architecture of House of Gio Carlo Brignole, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Ilgioco.net - Escape Room Games & more.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Genoa online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Monaco-Ville to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Milan online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Genoa in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Milan, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Verona, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Verona is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see where the action happens at Arena di Verona, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Verona online trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Verona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

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

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Bologna, Italy

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 14th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, make a trip to Compianto sul Cristo Morto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Domenico, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, then make a trip to Piazza Maggiore, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bologna online itinerary maker.

Drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

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.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence route planning website.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Naples, Italy

— 6 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Atrani (Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto & Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena), Amalfi (Centro Storico, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more) and Praiano (Torre di Grado & Spiaggia della Gavitella). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naples road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27: