43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Grimaud, France
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Malo, France
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 5 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.
Jewish Museum in Prague and Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia - National Gallery Prague will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. Explore Prague's surroundings by going to Jested (in Liberec) and Beach (in Hamr na Jezere). The adventure continues: visit Lesser Town, take a stroll through Hradcany, explore the world behind art at St. George's Basilica, and steep yourself in history at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip maker site.

New Delhi, India to Prague is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Prague. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in November: highs in Prague hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:

Nice, France

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rue d'Antibes and Avenue Jean Medecin. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice. Step out of Nice to go to Cannes and see La Croisette, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, kick back and relax at La Spiaggia, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and examine the collection at Musee Matisse.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nice day trip website.

You can fly from Prague to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in November, with highs in Nice at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grimaud.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:

Grimaud, France

— 3 nights
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Port Grimaud 1 Beach and Plage de Cavaliere. Step out of the city life by going to Dune La Londe and Plage de l'Almanarre. Explore Grimaud's surroundings by going to Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou), Plage de Cabasson (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Tanaka Spa (in Cavaliere).

To find out how to plan a trip to Grimaud, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nice to Grimaud in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grimaud when traveling from Nice in November, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Grimaud

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:

Carcassonne, France

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, then do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops, and then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, then get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, and then take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Carcassonne using our trip planner.

Drive from Grimaud to Carcassonne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Saint-Malo, France

— 5 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Omaha Beach and Mont Saint-Michel will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Ecluse and stroll through Plage du Sillon.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint-Malo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Saint-Malo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Visiting Île de la Cité and Seine River will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris online day trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Malo to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Paris, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Do your shopping at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Museum De Reede. Visit Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Museum Plantin-Moretus & MAS - Museum aan de Stroom). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brussels itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:

Bruges, Belgium

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Ghent City Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Gravensteen, Graslei and Korenlei, &more). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, and stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Bruges online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 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.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Visit Anne Frank House and Begijnhof for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Strand Egmond aan Zee (in Egmond aan Zee), Scheveningen (museum Beelden aan Zee & Scheveningen Beach) and Haarlem (Teylers Museum & Frans Hals Museum). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 22:

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.