43 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 14 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Rouen, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 14 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Church of St. James (in Avebury) and Stonehenge (in Salisbury). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London online route builder.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in London hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
On the 5th (Wed), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen, France — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Vieux Bassin (in Honfleur), La Ferme aux Escargots (in Epreville) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, don't miss a visit to Parlement de Normandie, stop by Rue du Gros-Horloge, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip maker site.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Rouen at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner.

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue, make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel, and finally don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Alligator Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then sample the tasty concoctions at L'Ecume des Falaises, then see the interesting displays at Musee Christian Dior, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame du Cap Lihou.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel route builder app.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Biot.

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You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July, with highs in Nice at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
On the 16th (Sun), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence travel planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 2 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, contemplate the long history of Camposanto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Montecatini Alto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, and finally contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa trip app.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rome attractions planner.

You can fly from Pisa to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salerno.
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Salerno, Italy — 2 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Archaeological Park of Paestum, make a trip to Chiesa di San Giorgio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, and finally make a trip to Promenade Trieste. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Castello di Arechi, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salerno trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Rome to Salerno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Salerno, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 3 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Food Tours (in Sorrento), Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Fornillo, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and look for gifts at Art & Craft Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Positano trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Salerno to Positano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Salerno in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Positano, with lows of 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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