42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: La Paz, Bolivia
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Pompeii, Italy
— 5 nights
6
Lindos, Greece
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
7
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
8
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + subway + train:  8​h
9
Eger, Hungary
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: La Paz, Bolivia

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jeronimos Monastery and Quinta da Regaleira. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Castelo dos Mouros. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Belém Tower, tee off at LisboaPhysio, admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum, and go for a walk through Avenida da Liberdade.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon journey planner.

La Paz, Bolivia to Lisbon is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from La Paz in June: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster Abbey and The British Museum. Visit Buckingham Palace and Tower of London for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our London road trip website .

You can fly from Lisbon to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect London to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

6
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.
Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Eiffel Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Paris, make a side trip to see The Trianons & The Hamlet in Versailles, approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Louvre Museum, stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris travel website .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Monte-Carlo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Monte-Carlo when traveling from Paris in June, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Prince's Palace
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

5
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello. Visit Fornillo and Lido Capo di Conca for some beach relaxation. Explore Pompeii's surroundings by going to Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, & more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of Ruins of Herculaneum, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Monte-Carlo to Pompeii takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Monte-Carlo in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pompeii: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Pompeii

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca, Le Vigne di Raito, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Fornillo
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione

1
night
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Village of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Agathi Beach, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, and then kick back and relax at Lindos Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lindos road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Pompeii to Lindos takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Pompeii to Lindos is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Lindos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Agathi Beach
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Acropolis Museum and Plaka. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lindos to Athens by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Boyana Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi).

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sofia vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in June: high temperatures in Sofia hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eger.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
The Rotunda Church of St George ©
The Rotunda Church of St George

1
night
Eger, Hungary

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
On the 1st (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle (Egri Var), step into the grandiose world of Castle of Eger, take in the spiritual surroundings of Minorita Templom, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica, and finally do a tasting at Valley of the Beautiful Women. On your second day here, do a tasting at Kovacs Nimrod Winery, take an unorthodox tour of Varos a varos alatt, and then take in the awesome beauty at Nagy-Eged Mountain.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Eger journey maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Sofia to Eger takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Eger due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Eger

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Valley of the Beautiful Women ©
Valley of the Beautiful Women
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
The Basilica ©
The Basilica

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.
Matthias Church and Liberty Statue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Fisherman's Bastion and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate the long history of Hungarian National Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Budapest tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Eger to Budapest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Catedral Primada & El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum). There's much more to do: walk around Retiro Park, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

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Traveling by flight from Budapest to Madrid takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Madrid is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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