40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
2
Neuchatel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
5
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 6 nights
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
7
Paris, France
— 6 nights
8
Porto, Portugal
— 6 nights

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Landesmuseum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Lucerne and Grossmunster. Venture out of the city with trips to Trans Ruinaulta (in Ilanz), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lion Monument (in Lucerne). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturzentrum Thurauen, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Claus, and enjoy breathtaking views from Turm in Regensberg.

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Macae, Brazil to Zurich is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Macae to Zurich. In May, Zurich is a bit cooler than Macae - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lucerne, Naturzentrum Thurauen, Trans Ruinaulta, Lac de Claus, Turm in Regensberg
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Trans Ruinaulta ©
Trans Ruinaulta
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

3
nights
Neuchatel, Switzerland

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Step out of the city life by going to Gorges de l'Areuse and Jeunes Rives. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee du Tram and Domaine de Chambleau. Explore Neuchatel's surroundings by going to Rochers des Sommetres (in Muriaux), Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Vallee du Gotteron.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Neuchatel trip builder website.

Drive from Zurich to Neuchatel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Boudry, Rochers des Sommetres, Domaine de Chambleau, Creux du Van, Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel
Highlights from your plan
Gorges de l'Areuse ©
Gorges de l'Areuse
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel ©
Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then fly down the slopes at Maennlichen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken driving holiday website.

You can drive from Neuchatel to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Maennlichen
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

5
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Arcadia - Bosco Multifunzionale and Parco delle Colonie Padane. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Como (Oasi WWF del Bassone & Sentiero 6 - Valbasca), Riserva Naturale Boschi del Giovetto di Palline (in Borno) and Riserva Naturale Val di Mello (in Val Masino). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate the long history of La Citta Alta, and enjoy breathtaking views from Cathedral of Cremona.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Milan online day trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Milan by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, Milan is somewhat warmer than Interlaken - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Bergamo, Como, Cremona, Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, Riserva Naturale Boschi del Giovetto di Palline
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta

6
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Get outdoors at Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun and Wildpark. Aachen Cathedral and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dusseldorf: Lambertikirche (in Muenster), Bergehalde Grosses Holz (in Bergkamen) and Emsdettener Venn (in Emsdetten). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Eltz Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Teverener Heide.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf road trip site.

Getting from Milan to Dusseldorf by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in May, things will get a bit cooler in Dusseldorf: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Reichsburg Cochem, Teverener Heide, Lambertikirche, Eltz Castle
Highlights from your plan
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem

6
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Let the collections at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Atomium capture your imagination. Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux), Musee du Souvenir 40-45 (in Perwez) and Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Maison d'Erasme, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise des Carmes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brussels online road trip planner.

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, La Roche-aux-Faucons, Musee du Souvenir 40-45
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Le Marais. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris journey builder app.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

6
nights
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bom Jesus do Monte and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and Torre dos Clerigos. Step out of Porto to go to Cabril and see Cabril Eco Rural, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Miramar, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Vagueira.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porto day trip tool.

You can fly from Paris to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Porto due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Porto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cabril Eco Rural, Bom Jesus do Monte, Praia da Vagueira, Praia de Miramar
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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