42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  5 h
1
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Coimbra, Portugal
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  3 h
3
Peniche, Portugal
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
6
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
7
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Bus:  5 h
11
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
14
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4 h
15
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Athens, Greece

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nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia do Carneiro, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, then go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, get outside with Vieguini - Bike & Scooter Rental Porto - best way to discover the city, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Porto online travel planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Porto is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Porto due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Porto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Coimbra.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Museu Monografico de Conimbriga. Head to Forum Coimbra and Forum Aveirofor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbra: National Forest of Bussaco (in Luso), Praia da Barra (in Ilhavo) and Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach) (in Figueira da Foz).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbra trip planner.

You can take a train from Porto to Coimbra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Peniche.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

National Forest of Bussaco, Praia da Barra, Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach), Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Praia da Barra ©
Praia da Barra
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga ©
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga

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nights
Peniche, Portugal

Peniche ©
Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Nazare and Baleal Beach. Popular historic sites such as Batalha Monastery and Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Peniche: Nazare (Praia do Norte & O Sitio), Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra (in Obidos). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos, stroll through Praia Foz do Arelho, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria, and make a trip to Obidos Village.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Peniche trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Peniche takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Peniche sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Lisbon.

Things to do in Peniche

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Obidos, Nazare, Batalha Monastery, Monastery of Alcobaca, Praia Foz do Arelho
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Praia do Norte ©
Praia do Norte
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da ursa and LX Rent - Motos & Scooters. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira da Ladra, and learn the tricks of the trade with Time Out Market Lisboa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Peniche to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Peniche in July: highs in Lisbon hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then wander the streets of Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, and finally explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): wander the streets of Paseo de la Castellana, awaken your taste buds at Vintage Spain, take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, then take a stroll through Gran Via, and finally see the sights in a new way with Funkyrider.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Get some cultural insight at Alhambra and Generalife. Get in touch with nature at Burriana Beach and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, look for gifts at Artesania Del Arbol, and steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Granada travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Gandia and Jardi del Turia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Valencia Cathedral and Plaza de la Virgen. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Central Market of Valencia, steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparc Valencia.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Valencia holiday planning app.

You can drive from Granada to Valencia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Valencia: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Playa Gandia
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Playa Gandia ©
Playa Gandia
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get outdoors at Playa de La Barceloneta and Platja de la Nova Icaria. Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, shop like a local with Passeig de Gracia, walk around Parc Guell, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Barcelona planner.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 1st (Wed), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

Planning Zurich trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Zurich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in August; daily highs in Zurich reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Recreational Sports Center Jarun, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), and finally wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, take a stroll through Lower Town, then hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, then look for gifts at Handmade in Zagreb, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip maker.

You can fly from Zurich to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Split Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, steep yourself in history at Fortress Kamerlengo, then steep yourself in history at Kliška tvrđava, and finally appreciate the history behind Grgur Ninski Statue. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Split online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zagreb in August: high temperatures in Split hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bol.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trogir
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Speed Boats Tours
Kliška tvrđava ©
Kliška tvrđava
The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower

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nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sumartin Beach and Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn). Senjkovic Winery and Supetar cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Lovrecina Bay in Postira (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Dolina Blaca, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, and do a tasting at Stina.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bol trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Split to Bol in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Bol

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Lovrecina Bay, Supetar cemetery, Senjkovic Winery
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Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Senjkovic Winery ©
Senjkovic Winery
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a stroll through Riva Harbor, enjoy the sand and surf at Bacvice Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally do a tasting at Putalj Winery. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano and then contemplate the long history of Old Split.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Split trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Bol to Split in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Get outdoors at Ilirio's Hvar Tours and Sveta Nedilja. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Franciscan Monastery and Spanjola. It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Pakleni Otoci and enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hvar journey planner.

Getting from Split to Hvar by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hvar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sveta Nedilja, Dubovica Beach
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Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

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nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a stroll through Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, stop by Clara Stones, look for gifts at Medusa Gift and Art Shop, then look for gifts at Kokula Art and Craft Shop, and finally steep yourself in history at Stradun.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dubrovnik trip simple and quick.

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

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