41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip planning app.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Istanbul is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Queenstown to Istanbul. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest journey builder website.

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Budapest, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, get in on the family fun at Prater, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

3
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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in May, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with a short trip to Scuola di Cucina di Lella in Siena (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome journey builder app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online route planner.

Getting from Rome to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rome in May, with highs in Paris at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, stroll around Vondelpark, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam holiday tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

4
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.
Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Ballykeefe Distillery in Cuffesgrange, about 2h 15 min away. There's much more to do: walk around Phoenix Park, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amsterdam in May since evenings lows in Dublin dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ballykeefe Distillery
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Dublin to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in Lisbon at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, shop like a local with La Boqueria, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online day trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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