38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 13 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get outdoors at Colle del Gianicolo and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, view the masterpieces at Art and Office - Tintin and Comics, take a stroll through Via Condotti, and have a few drinks at Soqquadro APS.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online trip builder.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome is 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, things will get colder in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

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Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, shop like a local with Scarpelli Mosaici, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at After Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, take in the exciting artwork at Limbo Art Gallery, then shop like a local with Mercato Centrale, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Aria Art Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence planning tool.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then get a taste of the local shopping with Wikiarte Galleria d'arte contemporanea, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Bologna visit site.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Bologna hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Do your shopping at Viktualienmarkt and Kunsthalle Munich. Alte Pinakothek and Munich Residenz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Schwangau, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, get curious at Deutsches Museum, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary app.

Getting from Milan to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in January; daily highs in Munich reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 30th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, then browse the different shops at Markthal, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, admire the natural beauty at Landgoed Clingendael, and then snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Munich to Rotterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rotterdam, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rotterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 13 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Step out of the city life by going to Serra de Tramuntana and The Northwest Coast. For shopping fun, head to Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca or Gerhardt Braun Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palma de Mallorca: Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi), Cala Agulla (in Cala Ratjada) and CCA Andratx (in Andratx). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas del Drach, admire the masterpieces at Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, take in the awesome beauty at Sa Penya Rotja, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Millor Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca journey builder app.

You can fly from Paris to Palma de Mallorca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, Palma de Mallorca is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rio Creative Art Center and Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, look for gifts at Diseno Propio. Artesania., and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planning site.

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Palma de Mallorca in February, plan for slightly colder days in Madrid, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Escape the urban bustle at Camino de Ronda and Montana de Montserrat. You'll explore and learn at Museu Picasso and Joan Miro Foundation. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online travel route planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In February, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips