42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 29 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

1
night
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.
For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris route planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Paris is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Paris. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. You'll set off for London on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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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.
Family-friendly places like Coca-Cola London Eye and St. Paul's Cathedral will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read London planner .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, steep yourself in history at Dublin Castle, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin day trip tool .

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Dublin are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 24:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

29
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mirabell Palace and Salzburg Museum. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut), Hallstatt (Old Town, Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", & more) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). On the 4th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschonau. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), hit the slopes at Pro-Skischule, and stroll through Buchensteinwand Ski Area.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Salzburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Salzburg due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dublin in December; daily highs in Salzburg reach 6°C and lows reach -1°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Soll, Alpbach, Ellmau, Anif
Find places to stay Dec 24 — Jan 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Triassic Park ©
Triassic Park
Zoo Salzburg ©
Zoo Salzburg

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