40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  4 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
9
Vatican City, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
10
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
14
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and explore the galleries of Anne Frank House.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam journey planner.

Manchester, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

2
nights
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Euromast, thenlook for gifts at Monsieur Saucisson, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, and finally see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Panorama Mesdag, get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), explore the world behind art at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, thenget to know the resident critters at Rotterdam Zoo, and finally make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Hague
Highlights from your plan
Markthal ©
Markthal
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Bruges takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt

3
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), explore the world behind art at Van Buuren Museum, and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels online travel planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

6
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Paris to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. You will leave for Lisbon on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon holiday maker app.

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. April in Lisbon sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Rome in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Rome. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

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

2
nights
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
On the 24th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, thendon't miss a visit to Vatican Necropolis, thenexplore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Alexander VII, thencontemplate the long history of Torre San Giovani, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Redemptoris Mater, and finally see the interesting displays at Vatican Grottoes.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vatican City online itinerary builder.

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. In April, daily temperatures in Vatican City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, stop by Plaka, see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Athens trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatican City to Athens. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vatican City to Athens. Traveling from Vatican City in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planning app.

Getting from Athens to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Budapest. Traveling from Athens in April, things will get a bit cooler in Budapest: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Vrtba Garden, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and stroll around Kampa Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prague day trip tool.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Budapest in May, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, tour or see a game at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip maker tool.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, make a trip to Stroeget, steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen day trip planning site.

Fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stroeget ©
Stroeget
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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