40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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40 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  23​h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Perth, Australia

2
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, get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and stroll through Sandhamn.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Stockholm trip maker app .

Perth, Australia to Stockholm is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

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

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time 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
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London online trip builder .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

4
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.
When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Go With The Flow - River Adventures in Kilkenny, approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., browse the exhibits of Dublin Castle, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dublin attractions app .

Fly from London to Dublin in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

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: wander the streets of Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon travel route planner.

Getting from Dublin to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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 striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip maker .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in July, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
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: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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 ©

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, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

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

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, wander the streets of Lesser Town, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague attractions planning app .

Getting from Rome to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Prague reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and make a trip to Halaszbastya.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul journey app .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in July, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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