40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Lahore, Pakistan
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
10
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Lahore, Pakistan

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia Museum and Historic Areas of Istanbul are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, make a trip to Istiklal Street, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul route maker site.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Lahore in February, plan for much colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Liberty Statue. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), shop like a local with Koller Gallery, wander the streets of Vaci Street, and pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Budapest travel route planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Budapest takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Budapest, with highs around 7°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Hofburg and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's lots more to do: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna, wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, and admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vienna route maker.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at St. George's Basilica and Schwarzenberg Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staromestske namesti and Lesser Town. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate the long history of Old Royal Palace, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Prague tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Doge's Palace and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Ponte dei Sospiri. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice visit planner.

You can fly from Prague to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in February, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of Santa Croce and The Baptistery of St. John. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Piazza del Campo in Siena, approximately Siena away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and view the masterpieces at Limbo Art Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Galleria Borghese. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Maria in Trastevere. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. There's still lots to do: visit Le Marais, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

Start your trip to Paris by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, Paris is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Begijnhof. Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, get a taste of the local shopping with Renssen Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam route builder website.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
You'll explore and learn at The State Hermitage Museum and Tretyakov's Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Photogallery Rachmaninov Garden or Dolls Gallery. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Catherine's Body, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and view the masterpieces at 4DOTS.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, things will get little chillier in St. Petersburg: highs are around 2°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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