42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bauru, Brazil
Travel:  84​h
1
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Boom, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
5
Rotterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
8
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
+3
train + taxi + Fly + tram:  4​h 15​min
9
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Travel:  84​h
End: Bauru, Brazil


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7
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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

Bauru, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 84-hour travel. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bauru to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bauru in June, Paris is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Arc de Triomphe, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Atomium, and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brussels driving holiday app .

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Boom.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Boom, Belgium

Boom ©
Boom is a Belgian town, located in both the arrondissement and province of Antwerp. On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to De Schorre.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Boom visit planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Boom in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bruges.
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De Schorre ©
De Schorre

5
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, & more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip site .

Drive from Boom to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Boom in July, expect nights in Bruges to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

4
nights
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotterdam: Keukenhof (in Lisse), Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and The Hague (Madurodam & Vredespaleis). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, and ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rotterdam trip maker .

You can drive from Bruges to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Delft, Keukenhof, Efteling
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Euromast ©
Euromast
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Wurzburg (Romantische Strasse, Würzburg Residence, & more), Michaelsberg (in Baden-Baden) and Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg) (in Heidelberg). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt trip planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Frankfurt by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Frankfurt: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Michaelsberg, Schloss Heidelberg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 26th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Merveilleux, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Frankfurt in July: highs in Luxembourg City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Parc Merveilleux
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2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc de la Tete d'Or, then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Vincent.. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

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Traveling by combination of train, flight, and tram from Luxembourg City to Lyon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and tram. While traveling from Luxembourg City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lyon, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Chapelle Saint-Vincent.
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

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