40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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40 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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, make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague tour itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Prague is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Prague, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Prague is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Prague

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Prague to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in July, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome tour itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites 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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip website .

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Lisbon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

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

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 museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect nights in Dublin to be a bit cooler, around 12°C, while days are much colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Dublin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary website .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip website .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, and explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

8
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, head off the coast to Yelagin Island, and see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg sightseeing planning tool .

You can fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

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