40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Sigulda, Latvia
— 1 night
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Daugavpils, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Frans Hals Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Anne Frank House and Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Grote Markt & Teylers Museum), The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more) and Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get engrossed in the history at Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In March in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sigulda.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

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Sigulda, Latvia

Sigulda is a town in the Vidzeme Region of Latvia, 53km from the capital city Riga.OverviewSigulda is on a picturesque stretch of the primeval Gauja river valley. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Raganu katls, explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Old Sigulda Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sigulda day trip planning app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Sigulda in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Amsterdam in March, plan for slightly colder days in Sigulda, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Sigulda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 7:

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Daugavpils, Latvia

Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky, then see the interesting displays at Preili Museum of Dolls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aglona Basilica, and finally learn about all things military at World War II Museum and Exposition Hall. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, then explore the world behind art at Daugavpils Regional and Art Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Shmakovka Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Daugavpils road trip app.

You can drive from Sigulda to Daugavpils in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sigulda in March, Daugavpils is a bit cooler at night with lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

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Riga, Latvia

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, then contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, then appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), then take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and finally contemplate the long history of House of the Black Heads.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Riga vacation site.

Traveling by car from Daugavpils to Riga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Daugavpils in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Riga, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

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Nice, France

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.
Palais Lascaris and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Vieille Ville are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne) and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip maker site.

You can fly from Riga to Nice in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Nice due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Riga in March: high temperatures in Nice hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:

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Paris, France

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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee de l'Orangerie. Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris online trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, Paris is slightly colder than Nice - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:

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London, United Kingdom

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.
National Gallery and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Westminster Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Joe's Bows (in Hernhill) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London driving holiday planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In March in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get a sense of the local culture at Enginuity and Manchester Cathedral. Visit Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool and St. John the Baptist Tideswell for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston), Battlefield Falconry Centre (in Shrewsbury) and Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Peak Mountaineering, identify plant and animal life at Fairy Glen, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Liverpool day trip planner.

Getting from London to Liverpool by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:

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York, United Kingdom

City of Festivals

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Railway Museum and Durham Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate York Minster and York City Walls. Explore York's surroundings by going to Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite), SMJ Falconry (in Oxenhope) and Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, get your game on at The York Dungeon, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

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Drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Scotland and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Edinburgh Castle and Scottish National Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh driving holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:

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.

Latvia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

France travel guide

4.2
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.