40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
3
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
4
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
10
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Balaton as well as Thermal Lake of Heviz. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). For shopping fun, head to Andrassy Avenue or Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and pick up some local products at Central Market Hall.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest tour builder website.

Seoul, South Korea to Budapest is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Budapest is minus 8 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seoul in April since evenings lows in Budapest dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Balaton, Thermal Lake of Heviz
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Belvedere Palace and Schonbrunn Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Hofburg and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, look for gifts at Xocolat, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Eurovea Galleria, and finally appreciate the history behind General Millan Rastislav Stefanik Statue. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to UFO Observation Deck, contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, stop by Honeyshop - Medovy obchod, don't miss a visit to Frantiskanske namestie, thenvisit Bratislava Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bratislava online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Appreciate the collections at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 14th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Krakow online journey planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Bratislava in April, plan for little chillier days in Krakow, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

4
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.
Let the collections at Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional capture your imagination. Head to La Boqueria and En construcciofor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the masterpieces at Joan Miro Foundation, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Barcelona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Krakow in April; daily highs in Barcelona reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

5
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.
Head to Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centrefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin journey builder site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in April, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ballymoney Beach, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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 Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris route planning website.

Getting from Dublin to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dublin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Groeningemuseum and Belfry of Bruges. Shop till you drop at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Chocolatier Dumon Walplein & Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Brussels vacation planning tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Leidseplein and Albert Cuyp Market. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

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Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Let the collections at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum capture your imagination. Natural History Museum and Westminster Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the London driving holiday website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. May in London sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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