35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
5
Reda, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  35​h 30​min
End: Chicago, United States

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Newgrange, Doyle's Pub, Glendalough Monastic Settlement, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at Doyle's Pub. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Glendalough Monastic Settlement.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin road trip app .

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 37°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 53°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trips

Donore, Glendalough Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wallace Collection and HMS Belfast. Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, wander the streets of Westminster, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Hampstead Heath.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London journey planner .

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in London, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

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.
Visit Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Anne Frank House for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Micropia. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip maker .

Fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 30th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, then take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, and then pause for some photo ops at Georg Carstensen. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, step into the grandiose world of Amalienborg, then admire the masterpieces at The David Collection, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), and finally take in the pleasant sights at Cirkelbroen.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen road trip planning site .

Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Reda.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
The David Collection ©
The David Collection

3
nights
Reda, Poland

Reda ©
Reda Pomeranian: Réda, Rheda) is a town on the river Reda in Kashubia or Eastern Pomerania region, north-western Poland with some 17,000 inhabitants. Get some historical perspective at Stilo Lighthouse and Lapalice Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sanctuary Sianowo and Wybicki Manor in Sikorzyno. Change things up with these side-trips from Reda: Skansen Zagroda Gburska i Rybacka (in Nadole), Kosciol pw. Zmartwychwstania Panskiego (in Koscierzyna) and Devil's Stone in the Zurawie Blota Reserve (in Mirachowo). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carthusian Church Monastery, hike along Libek Mountain, don't miss a visit to Avenue of Merit of the Sea People and Cross of the Sea in Rewa, and Head underground at Groty Mechowskie.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Reda day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Copenhagen to Reda. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Reda

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lapalice Castle, Wybicki Manor in Sikorzyno, Stilo Lighthouse, Avenue of Merit of the Sea People and Cross of the Sea in Rewa, Skansen Zagroda Gburska i Rybacka
Highlights from your plan
Stilo Lighthouse ©
Stilo Lighthouse
Lapalice Castle ©
Lapalice Castle

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 5th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Krakow online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Reda to Krakow with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Planty Park ©
Planty Park

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and The Third Man Museum. Get some historical perspective at Belvedere Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, admire the striking features of Cafe Gloriette, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Nymphenburg Palace and Haidhausen will appeal to history buffs. Munich Residenz and Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Munich journey tool .

You can take a train from Vienna to Munich in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Lenbachhaus ©
Lenbachhaus

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Pitti Palace and Gallerie Degli Uffizi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Munich in May: high temperatures in Florence hover around 71°F and lows are around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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 ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Chiesa del Gesu. Let the collections at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna capture your imagination. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Piazza Venezia, explore the ancient world of Domus Aurea, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip site .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura ©
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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