40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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40 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dundee, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  4​h
2
Rouen, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Versailles, France
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
9
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
10
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
12
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
13
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
15
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
16
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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2
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.
You've now added Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Big Ben, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London day trip planner.

Dundee to London is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rue Eau de Robec. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Rue Eau de Robec, don't miss a visit to Rue Saint-Romain, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Place du Vieux-Marche, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, then see the interesting displays at Panorama XXL, then make a trip to Vieux, and finally wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from London to Rouen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rouen is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc

2
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
You've now added Palace of Versailles to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal, don't miss a visit to The Water Parterres, then make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles, and finally make a trip to La Galerie des Batailles. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at The Royal Chapel, then step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin de Versailles, and finally stop by One Nation Paris.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Versailles tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Rouen to Versailles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Grand Canal ©
Grand Canal

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, wander the streets of Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris visit planner.

Paris is very close to Versailles. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Palace of Brussels, Castle of Laeken, Museum of Natural Sciences, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Atomium, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then steep yourself in history at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Castle of Laeken, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Natural Sciences, then contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and finally see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brussels online day trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then stroll around Vondelpark, then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculpture De Violist.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berlin online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
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.
On the 18th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Nymphenburg Palace. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kreuzkapelle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munich route planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), appreciate the history behind Barenpark, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bern road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Munich to Bern in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Gurten ©
Gurten
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Bern to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bern in April, with highs in Milan at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice tour website .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
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: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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 ©

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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 2nd (Sat), walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo, and finally indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madrid online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon holiday planning website .

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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