40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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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

— 1 night

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 12th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then view the masterpieces at Art and Office - Tintin and Comics, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then explore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Soqquadro APS.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online attractions planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in January, with highs in Rome at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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.
Head to Viktualienmarkt and Bavarian Outfittersfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Alte Pinakothek and Deutsches Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: walk around English Garden, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallerie Thomas, and examine the collection at BMW Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Munich trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Munich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Munich is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

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.
To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Berlin road trip planner.

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 19th (Sun) early enough 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Le Marais. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 11 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Cuevas del Drach and Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Castell de Bellver and Gerhardt Braun Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Palma de Mallorca side-trips: Church of Felanitx (in Felanitx), CCA Andratx (in Andratx) and Studio Weil (in Port d'Andratx). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Igor Morski Gallery, shop like a local with Zenitart Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, and stop by Sea Yogi Palma.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Palma de Mallorca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: highs in Palma de Mallorca hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and Cava Baja Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, wander the streets of Gran Via, view the masterpieces at Galeria Marlborough, and see the interesting displays at Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal.

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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 February, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Enoteca Iemmallo. You'll explore and learn at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Museo San Fedele. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (in Ossuccio), Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra (in Grandola ed Uniti) and Monte Legnoncino (in Introzzo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Milan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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 10th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell and then contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, take in the exciting artwork at Bologna Fotografata. Tre Secoli di Sguardi, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then browse for treasures at Abacanto Home, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Milan to Bologna in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Bologna sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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 12th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and then take in the exciting artwork at I Mosaici Di Lastrucci. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, take in the exciting artwork at Limbo Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then get a taste of the local shopping with Scarpelli Mosaici, then get a taste of the local shopping with Collezione Roberto Casamonti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Get outdoors at Asd L'Aquila di Mare and Thrune Survival. Do your shopping at Via Condotti and Antiquariato Europeo. See some other sides of Rome: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, view the masterpieces at I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites