43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
4
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
9
Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
10
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
11
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
12
Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
13
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Old Town and National Museum of Scotland. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Glasgow
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©

5
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York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fountains Abbey and Durham Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Armouries Museum and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Lincoln (Lincoln Castle & Lincoln Cathedral) and Whitby Abbey (in Whitby). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, wander the streets of York Shambles, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the York trip builder site.

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in York sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lincoln, Durham Cathedral, Royal Armouries Museum, Whitby Abbey, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
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Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Royal Armouries Museum ©
Royal Armouries Museum

7
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Appreciate the collections at The Tank Museum and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Corfe Castle and Model Village Gardens & Cafe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (in Oxford), Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock) and Longleat (in Warminster). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths.

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You can drive from York to Bath in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Turin.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Corfe Castle, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, The Tank Museum, Blenheim Palace
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Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe

2
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.
On the 27th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, thenmake a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, thencontemplate the long history of Palazzo Reale, and then get great views at Basilica of Superga.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin travel route tool.

Fly from Bath to Turin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bath to Turin. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Palazzo Reale ©
Palazzo Reale
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

4
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palazzo Te and Santuario di Madonna di San Luca. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Petronio and Santuario Della Madonna di Bonora. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Museo Ferrari (in Maranello), Duomo di Modena (in Modena) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Gradara, and contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bologna trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Turin to Bologna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Bologna, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Verona, Museo Ferrari, Santuario Della Madonna di Bonora, Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, Palazzo Te
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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca ©
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino ©
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino

3
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Baptistery of St. John and Centro Storico. Popular historic sites such as Montecatini Alto and Le mura di Lucca are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli, Duomo di Pisa, &more) and Piazza Anfiteatro (in Lucca). The adventure continues: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pisa, Lucca, Montecatini Alto
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Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Montecatini Alto ©
Montecatini Alto
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
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Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Siena sightseeing app.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Galgano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

3
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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.
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, St. Peter's Square
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Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini ©
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls

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nights
Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, and then head off the coast to Ortigia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Madre San Pietro in Vincoli, thenbrowse the exhibits of Monastero del San salvatore, thenget to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Madonna del Carmine.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse road trip app.

You can fly from Rome to Syracuse in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Noto, Chiesa Madre San Pietro in Vincoli
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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) ©
Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)
Chiesa Madre San Pietro in Vincoli ©
Chiesa Madre San Pietro in Vincoli
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, and finally browse the exhibits of Fort St Elmo - National War Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Lascaris War Rooms, thenadmire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Saluting Battery.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Valletta itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Syracuse to Valletta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mdina Old City
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Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Saluting Battery ©
Saluting Battery
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum ©
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Get some historical perspective at Catedral de Mallorca and Castell de Bellver. Explore hidden gems such as Serra de Tramuntana and Passeig des Born. Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro), Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi) and Alcudia Old Town (in Alcudia). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Alcudia and meet the residents at Palma Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Valletta to Palma de Mallorca takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Valletta in May, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Palma de Mallorca. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Alcudia, Playa de Muro, Parc Natural de Mondrago, Serra de Tramuntana
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Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana
Parc Natural de Mondrago ©
Parc Natural de Mondrago
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro

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nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Alcazaba and Albayzin will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Automobile and Fashion Museum and Royal Chapel of Granada. Venture out of the city with trips to Nerja (Balcony of Europe & Fundación Cueva de Nerja) and Granada (Mirador de San Nicolas & Generalife). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Malaga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daytime highs in Malaga are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Granada, Nerja
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Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gap of Dunloe and Ladies' View. Take a break from the city and head to Torc Waterfall and Killarney National Park. It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle and take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Malaga to Killarney in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Malaga to Killarney. Traveling from Malaga in May, things will get little chillier in Killarney: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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