38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
14
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
15
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
16
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
17
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
18
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Palais de Chaillot, examine the collection at Palais de Tokyo, and then see the interesting displays at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris vacation planning tool .

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris ©

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural Sciences, and then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in April: highs in Brussels hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Horta Museum (Musee Horta) ©
Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Anne Frank House and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at The Cathedral Museum, explore the world behind art at Designmuseum Danmark, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Thorvaldsens Museum and then see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip site .

Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Thorvaldsens Museum ©
Thorvaldsens Museum
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, then step off the mainland to explore Langholmen, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Royal Coin Cabinet.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm route tool .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm

2
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.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna tour itinerary app .

You can fly from Stockholm to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in May; daily highs in Vienna reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 6th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, and then admire the striking features of Parthenon. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum and then take a stroll through Plaka.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online journey builder .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in May: high temperatures in Athens hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Benaki Museum ©
Benaki Museum

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Villa Floridiana, head outdoors with Marina di Puolo, then explore the ancient world of Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, take an in-depth tour of Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, then examine the collection at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Naples trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Athens to Naples by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in May, Naples is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pompeii, Marina di Puolo
Highlights from your plan
Marina di Puolo ©
Marina di Puolo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Rivazzurra S.R.L. in Anzio--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Tiberina.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip app .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rivazzurra S.R.L., Vatican Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

Discover how to plan a Florence trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 15th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Banje Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary app .

Getting from Florence to Dubrovnik by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

2
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.
On the 17th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then take in the waterfront at Port Vell, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Archive Saint John of God Museum, contemplate the long history of Generalife, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Centro Cultural Baños Árabes and then relax and float downstream with Rafting SaltaRios.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Granada day trip planning site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: highs in Granada hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Centro Cultural Baños Árabes
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Centro Cultural Baños Árabes ©
Centro Cultural Baños Árabes

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Visit Catedral de Mallorca and Banos Arabes for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castell de Bellver and Palau de l'Almudaina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palma de Mallorca: Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia) and Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro).

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca vacation planning site .

You can fly from Granada to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Muro, Playa de Alcudia
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, steep yourself in history at Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the striking features of Torre del Oro. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then catch some excitement at Aquopolis Sevilla.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seville itinerary planning website .

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Seville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija ©
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Playa La Carihuela and then kick back and relax at Playa El Bajondillo. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Picasso - Museo Natal, and then steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Malaga online route planner .

Getting from Seville to Malaga by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May in Malaga, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Torremolinos
Highlights from your plan
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 27th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Malaga to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 13°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia Grande and Guincho Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Fundacao Jose Saramago. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip maker website .

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sintra, Guincho Beach
Highlights from your plan
Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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