43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bonn, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Fira, Greece
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or SUMSUM Amsterdam. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) and Zaanse Schans. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Rotterdam Centraal Station in Rotterdam--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum, stop by The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and get curious at Body Worlds.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online sightseeing planner.

Cartagena, Colombia to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Cartagena in February, expect Amsterdam to be colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Appreciate the collections at Churchill War Rooms and Wallace Collection. Get a sense of the local culture at HMS Belfast and Westminster. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Camden Market, take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, see the interesting displays at Cutty Sark, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our London online journey planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Get some historical perspective at Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee de l'Orangerie and Chateau de Chantilly. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris attractions app.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Ghent City Center. Get some historical perspective at Gravensteen and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Step out of Bruges with an excursion to Saint Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, see the interesting displays at Lumina Domestica - The Lamp Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bruges trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Bonn.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:

Bonn, Germany

— 1 night

Little Big Town

The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Remigius Kirche, then contemplate the long history of Beethoven-Haus Bonn, then steep yourself in history at Villa Hammerschmidt, and finally see some colorful creatures with Dive4Life.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bonn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Bonn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. February in Bonn sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Bonn

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 23rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bonn to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Spanish Synagogue and Church of Our Lady before Tyn are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Narodni Galerie Praha and NaFilM: National film museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: visit Hradcany, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus of Prague, and see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Albertina. Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunner Gardens and Karlskirche. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Hofburg, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, and admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. February in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Matthias Church and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Step off the beaten path and head to Liberty Statue and Szechenyi Lanchid. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, take in the exciting artwork at Koller Gallery, explore the activities along Danube River, and take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Budapest tour app.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. March in Budapest sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:

Bucharest, Romania

— 1 night
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery, look for gifts at Anthony Frost English Bookshop, and then take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

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You can fly from Budapest to Bucharest in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. March in Bucharest sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bucharest

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Caferaga Medresesi, then steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Bucharest to Istanbul in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Istanbul. Traveling from Bucharest in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 7:

Fira, Greece

— 1 night
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Fira takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Cupola di San Pietro. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Peter's Square and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rome travel route planner.

You can fly from Fira to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Fira to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fira in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:

Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza delle Erbe and Centro Storico di Venezia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Galleria Dello Scudo. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore in Verona (about 1h 35 min away). The adventure continues: visit Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Moise, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Four Posts and Catedral Primada. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Casco Historico de Toledo and The Walls of Avila. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Avila (Iglesia de Santo Tome el Viejo & Catedral de Avila) and Toledo (Templarios y Otras Ordenes Militares & Lahperla). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, view the masterpieces at Galeria Marlborough, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary website.

Fly from Venice to Madrid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.