40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 11 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Escape the urban bustle at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. Vatican Museums and Art and Office - Tintin and Comics will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, view the masterpieces at MAC Maja Arte Contemporanea, and join in the after-dark buzz at Soqquadro APS.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome trip maker website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Rome

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Viktualienmarkt and Gallerie Thomas. Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. There's much more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Schack-Galerie.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munich tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Rome to Munich by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, Munich is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
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You can take a train from Munich to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Shopping

Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Le Marais. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Seine River. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 11 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Serra de Tramuntana and Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma and Igor Morski Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palma de Mallorca: Cala Millor Beach (in Cala Millor), Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro) and Cuevas del Drach (in Porto Cristo). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver, take in the exciting artwork at Augustin, and shop like a local with AHOY! Art Gallery Palma.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca tour website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Palma de Mallorca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Paris in December, expect nights in Palma de Mallorca to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado San Miguel and Gran Via. Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia capture your imagination. Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Puerto De Cotos in Segovia--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, view the masterpieces at La Causa Galeria de Arte, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madrid online trip builder.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in January, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (12°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca di Brera and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Monte Legnoncino (in Introzzo), Casa dei Presepi (in Mezzegra) and Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (in Ossuccio). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Grona, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Milan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Madrid in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Bologna, Italy

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and then steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Adone, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, view the masterpieces at Bologna Fotografata. Tre Secoli di Sguardi, then make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Wikiarte Galleria d'arte contemporanea.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna route app.

Take a train from Milan to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, view the masterpieces at Limbo Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in January, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Head to Via Condotti and Porta Portesefor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Galleria Borghese. See even more of Rome: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, browse for treasures at Antiquariato Europeo, view the masterpieces at Trevimage, and enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods