38 days in Europe & Jerusalem Itinerary

38 days in Europe & Jerusalem Itinerary

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38 days in Europe & Jerusalem Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  28​h
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Montpellier, France
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
13
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
14
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand


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1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Romer, then get great views at Main Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, and finally admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Goethe House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and then admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt sightseeing website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Frankfurt is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Frankfurt is minus 11 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Frankfurt, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

4
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bethlehem Travel. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, explore the activities along Dead Sea, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Anne, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of Gethsemane.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Frankfurt to Jerusalem in 8 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in April, expect Jerusalem to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dead Sea
Highlights from your plan
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives
Church of Saint Anne ©
Church of Saint Anne
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Hauptfriedhof, meet the residents at Zoo Frankfurt, and then take in the views from Eiserner Steg. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Holzhausenschlosschen, get engrossed in the history at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), and then examine the collection at Museum Embankment.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Frankfurt in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Frankfurt is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jerusalem in April, expect Frankfurt to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Holzhausenschlosschen ©
Holzhausenschlosschen
Hauptfriedhof ©
Hauptfriedhof

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Prague travel route planner.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Prague in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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.
Krakow Auschwitz - Tours has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and examine the collection at Galeria Figur Stalowych.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Transportation

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
On the 13th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Hauptwache, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle, then examine the collection at DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, and finally explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Flight Simulator, have some family-friendly fun at Flugsimulator Frankfurt, then make a trip to Peter-Behrens-Bau, then go for a walk through Mainkai, and finally make a trip to Roemer Kaisersaal.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt day trip planner.

Getting from Krakow to Frankfurt by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Flugsimulator Frankfurt ©
Flugsimulator Frankfurt
German Film Museum ©
German Film Museum

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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

Plan a Paris trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montpellier: La Maison Carree (in Nimes), Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, take a stroll through Place de la Comedie, explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Montpellier sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Montpellier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Montpellier to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. You will leave for Rome on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Avignon, Carrieres des Lumieres, La Maison Carree
Highlights from your plan
Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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.
You've now added Vastours Naples - Pompeii Day Tour to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Montpellier to Rome takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and then learn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pompeii driving holiday planning website .

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Pompeii sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri

1
night
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Pompeii in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Assisi, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

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 28th (Wed): admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence travel planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

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
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice online attractions planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan route builder app .

Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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