39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  12​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Calgary, Canada

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam holiday planner.

Calgary, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Amsterdam is 8 hours. Traveling from Calgary in April, Amsterdam is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Prague attractions tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April in Prague, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest visit planning website .

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Prague, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice trip builder site .

Fly from Istanbul to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

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
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Florence vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome travel route builder .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

3
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, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

Plan a Barcelona trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
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 Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

4
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planning app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in May, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Cotswold Archery, The Cotswold Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, explore the galleries of Dublin Castle, stroll around Phoenix Park, and gain a rich perspective with 14 Henrietta Street.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Dublin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

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