38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  28​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

7
nights
London, United Kingdom

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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to London is minus 12 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in April; daily highs in London reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Beer Tastings & Tours
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 16th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then step into the grandiose world of Scottish National War Memorial, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour app .

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome route builder .

Getting from Paris to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Rome at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to Stephansplatz, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip site .

You can fly from Florence to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Prague online day trip planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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