41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Heidelberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Bologna, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Briancon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
La Croix-Valmer, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
16
Lucca, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
17
San Gimignano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
18
Asciano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
19
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sky Garden, Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, and other attractions.

Take the guesswork out of planning a London vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in London: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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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.
You've added Le Marais, Latin Quarter, Arc de Triomphe, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ghent.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ghent City Center and Patershol. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, get to know the fascinating history of Kraanlei, and browse the exhibits of Gravensteen.

To find traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Ghent trip site .

Take a train from Paris to Ghent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes De 9 Straatjes, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Brouwersgracht, stroll through The Amstel, and then take a stroll through Red Light District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and finally stop by Van Stapele Koekmakerij.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour planning tool .

Getting from Ghent to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Market Square (Marktplatz), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alte Universitaet, then make a trip to Kornmarkt, and finally get lost in a book at University Library (Universitatsbibliothek).

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Heidelberg by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Alte Universitaet ©
Alte Universitaet

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added Piazza del Duomo, Piazzale Michelangelo, Oltrarno, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Heidelberg to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Heidelberg in April, with highs in Florence at 22°C and lows at 11°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

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nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turin trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Bologna to Turin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bologna, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Briancon.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo
Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti ©

1
night
Briancon, France

Briancon ©
Briançon a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Batteria dello Chaberton.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Briancon trip builder tool .

Drive from Turin to Briancon in 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Marseille.

Things to do in Briancon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batteria dello Chaberton
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Batteria dello Chaberton ©
Batteria dello Chaberton

1
night
Marseille, France

Marseille
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Briancon to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 14th (Tue), you're off toNice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
La Croix-Valmer, France

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our La Croix-Valmer route maker tool .

Drive from Marseille to La Croix-Valmer in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Parks

Side Trips

Le Pont des Fees, Domaine du Rayol
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Domaine du Rayol ©
Domaine du Rayol
Le Pont des Fees ©
Le Pont des Fees

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nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): walk around Parc du Mont Boron. On your second day here, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then make a trip to Place Massena, then have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts.

Plan a Nice trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from La Croix-Valmer to Nice in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from La Croix-Valmer in April: highs in Nice hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for Santa Margherita Ligure.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km southeast of Genoa, in the Tigullio traditional area.Santa Margherita Ligure borders the following municipalities: Camogli, Portofino, Rapallo.It has a port, used for both tourism and fishing activities. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Margherita Ligure online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Santa Margherita Ligure takes 3.5 hours. April in Santa Margherita Ligure sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Santa Margherita Ligure

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure
Chiesa Di San Giacomo Di Corte ©
Chiesa Di San Giacomo Di Corte

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip planner.

Traveling by train from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Santa Margherita Ligure in April, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Cinque Terre. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

La Spezia
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Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Santuario di Soviore ©
Santuario di Soviore

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistery of St. John, then admire the striking features of Camminamento in Quota Sulle Mura di Pisa, then see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pisa online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Lucca.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano ©
Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Lucca, Italy

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lucca trip itinerary maker website .

Lucca is very close to Pisa. In April, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites
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St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

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San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
For reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read San Gimignano online trip maker .

You can drive from Lucca to San Gimignano in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Asciano.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli
San Gimignano Bell Tower ©
San Gimignano Bell Tower

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Asciano, Italy

Asciano ©
Asciano is a comune and hill town in the province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, then explore the world behind art at Museo Civico Archeologico e d'Arte Sacra, and finally make a trip to Terme Bagno Vignoni.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Asciano day trip planner .

Getting from San Gimignano to Asciano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Rome.

Things to do in Asciano

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia, Fattoria Santa Vittoria, Borgo Medievale Cinto da Mura, Terme Bagno Vignoni
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Terme Bagno Vignoni ©
Terme Bagno Vignoni
Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia ©
Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Colosseum. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Asciano to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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