40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucca, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 day
Drive
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Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Domodossola, Italy
— Few hours
Drive
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Singen, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 14 nights
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in June, with highs in Rome at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

5
nights
Lucca, Italy

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Explore Lucca's surroundings by going to Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Baptistery of St. John, &more), Canyon Park (in Bagni di Lucca) and Montecatini Alto (in Montecatini Alto). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Fattoria al Dotto, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, and admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lucca itinerary builder.

Getting from Florence to Lucca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Lucca

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
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Cinque Terre, Italy

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 8th (Wed), take a stroll around Vernazza, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucca to Cinque Terre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

2
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Rocca Borromeo, step off the mainland to explore Isola Madre, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Maggiore online tour planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Lake Maggiore in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Lake Maggiore, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Domodossola.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Domodossola, Italy

Domodossola is a city and comune in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, in the region of Piedmont, northern Italy. Ferrovia Vigezzina - Centovalli has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stop by Casa Vinicola Garrone S.N.C and then hop aboard Ferrovia Vigezzina - Centovalli.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Domodossola day trip app.

Getting from Lake Maggiore to Domodossola by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Singen.

Things to do in Domodossola

Transportation · Tours · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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Singen, Germany

Sitting just north of the German-Swiss border, Singen remains southern Germany's main industrial hub providing many opportunities for sightseeing, fine dining, museum hopping, and shopping.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Constance Harbour, steep yourself in history at Schnetztor, and then head off the coast to Mainau. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Hohentwiel Fortress Ruins, see the interesting displays at Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen, then browse the exhibits of Burg Meersburg, then appreciate the history behind Graf-Zeppelin-Denkmal, and finally make a trip to Muenster St. Maria und Markus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Singen trip planner.

Drive from Domodossola to Singen in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Singen

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Heidelberg, Germany

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 13th (Mon), take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), admire the landmark architecture of Elizabeth Gate, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, then contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and finally hike along Philosopher’s Walk. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Tinnunculus, steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), then make a trip to Jesuitenkirche, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, and finally stroll around Lichtentaler Allee.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Singen to Heidelberg by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Vianden Castle, don't miss a visit to Place d'Armes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, then stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), and finally make a trip to Barrio Grund.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City day trip website.

Getting from Heidelberg to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Heidelberg in July: highs in Luxembourg City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

3
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Paris, France

City of Light

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 lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Paris day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Luxembourg City to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

1
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Wipers

Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): learn about all things military at In Flanders Fields Museum, make a trip to Menin Gate Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Saint Julien Memorial, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Tyne Cot Cemetery. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Market Square, witness the site of a historic battle at Hill 60, and then find something for the whole family at Bellewaerde.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ieper (Ypres) journey builder app.

Getting from Paris to Ieper (Ypres) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Ieper (Ypres) are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Atomium, don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ieper (Ypres) to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours · Shopping

14
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Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Thomastown (Jerpoint Park & Jerpoint Abbey), Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle, Go With The Flow - River Adventures, &more) and Ballykeefe Distillery (in Cuffesgrange). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Dublin. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.