42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + train:  28​h
1
Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  8​h 30​min
2
Amboise, France
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
5
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll explore and learn at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici and Archivio di Stato. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cappella di Piazza and Palazzo Piccolomini. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria del Carmine (San Niccolo al Carmine), see the interesting displays at Museo dell'Acqua, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Contrada Priora della Civetta.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Siena trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Siena is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Siena due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for warmer days in Siena, with highs around 37°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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San Francesco ©
San Francesco
Cappella di Piazza ©
Cappella di Piazza

3
nights
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Museum-lovers will appreciate Eglise Saint-Florentin and Chateau d'Azay le Ferron. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Valencay and Chateau de Troussay. Change things up with these side-trips from Amboise: Collégiale Saint-Aignan (in Saint-Aignan), Domaine national de Chambord (in Chambord) and Reserve Zoologique de La Haute Touche (in Le Blanc). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Denis, get to know the fascinating history of Escalier Denis Papin, and walk around Parc De La pagode De Chanteloup.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amboise travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Siena to Amboise takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Siena in July, things will get little chillier in Amboise: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, Reserve Zoologique de la Haute-Touche, Escalier Denis Papin, Chateau d'Angles-sur-l'Anglin, Troglo Degusto
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Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais ©
Chateau de Valencay ©
Chateau de Valencay
Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto

2
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paseo Costa Canaria and Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maspalomas: El bufadero de La Garita (in Telde), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and Basilica de la Virgen del Pino (in Teror). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Strandpromenade Meloneras, look for all kinds of wild species at La Charca, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Veril, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Find out how to plan Maspalomas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Amboise to Maspalomas takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amboise in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Maspalomas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada, Basilica de la Virgen del Pino, El bufadero de La Garita
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Basilica  de la Virgen del Pino ©
Basilica de la Virgen del Pino
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Museo de la Pirateria and Iglesia de San Gines. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de los Pocillos and Playa Chica. Explore Puerto Del Carmen's surroundings by going to Costa Teguise (Playa Del Jablillo & Playa de las Cucharas), Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique (in Haria) and Playa Flamingo (in Playa Blanca). And it doesn't end there: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, examine the collection at Casa Museo Monumento al Campesino, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Puerto Del Carmen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Costa Teguise, Museo de la Pirateria, Playa Flamingo, Iglesia de San Gines, Casa Jose Saramago
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Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Del Jablillo ©
Playa Del Jablillo

3
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Sant'Ana Church and Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição) will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Praia do Evaristo and Castelo Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Olheiros de Agua Doce, see the interesting displays at Museu Municipal de Arqueologia, stroll through Inatel Beach, and view the masterpieces at Corte-Real Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Albufeira tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Albufeira by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Praia do Peneco ©
Praia do Peneco
Praia do Evaristo ©
Praia do Evaristo
Praia dos Alemaes ©
Praia dos Alemaes

6
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some cultural insight at Bath Street and Museum of Bath at Work. Get outdoors at Bath on Ice and River Avon. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Holburne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Sally Lunn's Museum, step into the grandiose world of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, and appreciate the history behind Admiral Arthur Phillip Memorial Globe.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bath trip planner .

You can fly from Albufeira to Bath in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

River Avon
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Farleigh Hungerford Castle ©
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
Bath Street ©
Bath Street
Holburne Museum ©
Holburne Museum

4
nights
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 Holy Trinity Church and York Cold War Bunker. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fairfax House and Barley Hall. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Yorkshire Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Merchant Adventurers' Hall, look for all kinds of wild species at Askham Bog Nature Reserve, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at York Brewery.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the York trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to York takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Fairfax House ©
Fairfax House
Yorkshire Air Museum ©
Yorkshire Air Museum
Treasurer's House ©
Treasurer's House

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Hopetoun House and Craigmillar Castle. Surgeons' Hall Museums and National War Museum of Scotland will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, contemplate the long history of Inchcolm Abbey and Island, sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holyrood Abbey.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Blackness Castle
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Dean Village ©
Dean Village
Blackness Castle ©
Blackness Castle
Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
Surgeons' Hall Museums

5
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visit Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Videy Island for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at The Settlement Center and Kotstrandarkirkja. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseback Riding Tours (in Selfoss), Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi) and Hraunfossar (in Husafell). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, see the interesting displays at Borgarnes Museum, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and explore the fascinating underground world of The Cave.

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

You can fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Edinburgh in August: highs in Reykjavik hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hveragerdi, Borgarnes, Hraunfossar, Horseback Riding Tours, Krysuvik
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Videy Island ©
Videy Island
The Cave ©
The Cave
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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