40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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40 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planning website .

Mexico City, Mexico to Lisbon is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Lisbon, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in September, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
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: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planning website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. In September, daytime highs in Barcelona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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 ©

4
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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take a stroll through Ortakoy, and steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Budapest journey maker .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, laugh and play at Prater, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

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Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On your second day here, take a stroll through Lesser Town, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Prague, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, walk around Vondelpark, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (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
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online route planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, walk around Hyde Park, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online vacation planner .

You can 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. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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