41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
3
Galway, Ireland
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + train:  8​h
5
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  12​h 15​min
6
Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Ios, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
10
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planning tool .

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in July, London is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally make a trip to St. Michan's Church. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Spire, then make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and then wander the streets of Temple Bar.

Make your Dublin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Dublin at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

7
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). There's lots more to do: explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Galway trip maker .

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Dublin, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galway, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

County Clare, Westport, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Galway to Paris takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Galway to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Galway in August, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, then enjoy the sand and surf at Meia Praia, and then kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lagos tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Paris to Lagos takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lagos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Lagos: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia Da Rocha, Cape Saint Vincent
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

5
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, and stroll through Kamari Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fira route planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lagos to Fira in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lagos to Fira. Traveling from Lagos in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fira, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ios.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Akrotiri, Kamari, Santo Winery
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

4
nights
Ios, Greece

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Explore Ios' surroundings by going to Sikinos (The Zoodohos Pigi monastery & The Virgin Pandohara Elytis). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach, stroll through Ag. Theodoti Beach, make a trip to La Tomba di Omero, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Irini.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ios driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fira to Ios takes 2 hours. August in Ios sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ios

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sikinos
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach
Kolitsani Beach ©
Kolitsani Beach
Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ios to Florence. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ios to Florence. Traveling from Ios in August, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Amalfi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Amalfi is known for historic sites, museums, adventure, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amalfi trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Florence to Amalfi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Florence in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Positano.

Things to do in Amalfi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca, Parrocchia San Giovanni
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Speed Boats Tours
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
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.
Positano is known for beaches, shopping, nature, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina di Praia Beach, stroll through Spiaggia Grande, and stop by Nana' Positano.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Positano trip planner .

Positano is very close to Amalfi. August in Positano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Praiano
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

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

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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