42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 day
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 day
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
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Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
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Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

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San Jose, Costa Rica to Munich is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Jose to Munich due to the time zone difference. In June, Munich is a bit cooler than San Jose - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

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Vienna, Austria

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, visit Historic Center of Vienna, stroll around Volksgarten, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online attractions planner.

Drive from Munich to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 9th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Fountain of peace, get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Bratislava are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Budapest route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Budapest are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Prague day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Budapest in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

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Dresden, Germany

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then explore the world behind art at Albertinum. Keep things going the next day: ponder the design of Nymphenbad, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, make a trip to Katholische Hofkirche, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dresden day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Dresden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

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Berlin, Germany

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

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Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cologne trip planner.

Fly from Berlin to Cologne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Cologne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to Fountain of Justice, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and finally take some stellar pictures from Main Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt holiday planning app.

You can take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Tossa de Mar (Vila Vella (Old Town) & Platja mar menuda) and Lloret de Mar (PlayVR Lloret & Ermita de Les Alegries). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Frankfurt in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:

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Zaragoza, Spain

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zaragoza online itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Zaragoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in Zaragoza are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are slightly colder (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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Bilbao, Spain

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bilbao online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zaragoza to Bilbao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zaragoza in July, things will get little chillier in Bilbao: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

2
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Salamanca, Spain

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salamanca: Avila (Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas, Catedral de Avila, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Alberto Churriguera y al Conde Francos.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salamanca tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bilbao to Salamanca in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bilbao in July, expect nights in Salamanca to be a bit cooler, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Antica Roma Anticuario, Custodia de Arfe, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, walk around Parque del Retiro, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Madrid, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.