43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Cannes, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Toronto, Canada

4
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.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Piazza San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Scrovegni Chapel, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice online route maker .

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in August: highs in Venice hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

5
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
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.
Arena di Verona and Casa di Giulietta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Anastasia are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Villa Calicantus (in Calmasino), Lago di Garda (in Garda) and Fondazione Bisazza (in Montecchio Maggiore). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, do a tasting at Bertani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at chiesa di San Lorenzo - Verona, and explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Verona day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Villa Calicantus, Lago di Garda, Fondazione Bisazza
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Fondazione Bisazza ©
Fondazione Bisazza
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Baptistery of St. John and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, & more), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence journey planner .

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Guardastelle Vineyard, Castello del Trebbio
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

6
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.
Galleria Borghese and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

6
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Visit Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido Capo di Conca for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Ravello, & more), Vietri sul Mare (Le Vigne di Raito & Sol’Art Ceramiche) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Guariglia, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

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Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Naples sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Positano, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Lido Capo di Conca
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

2
nights
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 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and then cool off at Larvotto Beach.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo trip planner .

Fly from Naples to Monte-Carlo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

6
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Take a break from the city and head to Lérins Islands and Midi Plage. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rue d'Antibes and La Croisette. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Castre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Martinez, wander the streets of Le Suquet, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cannes trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Cannes, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Leidseplein and Albert Cuyp Market. Visit Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Anne Frank House for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial Walk, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cannes in October, expect Amsterdam to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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