42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 1 day
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Florence, Italy
— 12 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added De 9 Straatjes, Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, The Bulldog The First Coffeeshop, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and The Jordaan. Museum-lovers will appreciate Zaanse Schans and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam visit planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. On your second day here, explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, admire the landmark architecture of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then visit Campo Santa Margherita, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

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Fly from Amsterdam to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Verona.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Verona, Italy — 1 day

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Arena di Verona, explore the ancient world of Porta Borsari - World Heritage Site, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, and finally take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Verona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 12 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo di San Marco. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Torre del Mangia, &more), Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and San Gimignano (Il Colombaio Di Santa Chiara, San Gimignano 1300, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and get into the urban bustle at San Quirico d'Orcia.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, then examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and finally stroll around Theresienwiese. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Munich day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in September, expect Munich to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berchtesgaden.
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Berchtesgaden, Germany — 1 night

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take some stellar pictures from The Eagle's Nest, contemplate the long history of Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, then take in the pleasant sights at Almbachklamm, and finally stroll the grounds of Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Berchtesgaden visit planner.

You can drive from Munich to Berchtesgaden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburger Freilichtmuseum. Let the collections at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Museum Hallstatt capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Hallstatt (Hallstatt Lutheran Church & Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary) and The Pilgrim's Way (in St. Wolfgang). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and admire the masterpieces at DomQuartier Salzburg.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salzburg route planner.

Getting from Berchtesgaden to Salzburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sedlec Ossuary and St Barbara's Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Staromestske namesti and National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: Kutna Hora (Corpus Christi Chapel & The Cathedral of Assumption). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and see the interesting displays at Powder Tower.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Muzeum Polskiej Wódki (Polish Vodka Museum). Popular historic sites such as Krakowskie Przedmiescie and Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Warsaw: Lodz (Radegast Train Station, Piotrkowska Street, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, contemplate the long history of Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), and stroll the grounds of Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski).

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Warsaw day trip website.

You can fly from Prague to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 8 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower. Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia Mosque and Basilica Cistern are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Istanbul route app.

You can fly from Warsaw to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In October, Istanbul is much hotter than Warsaw - with highs of 28°C and lows of 26°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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