41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Vukovar, Croatia

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Blue Lagoon Iceland has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): soothe aching muscles at Blue Lagoon Iceland.

For photos and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip builder app .

Vancouver, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in April, expect Reykjavik to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and 0°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off toDublin.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Spas

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon
Highlights from your plan
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Guinness Storehouse. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, then sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church. On the next day, stroll through Portmarnock Beach and then kick back and relax at Donabate Beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Dublin takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in April: highs in Dublin hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portmarnock Beach, Donabate Beach, Brittas Bay
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Edinburgh Old Town. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, then kick back and relax at Seacliff Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elie Beach. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Edinburgh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seacliff Beach, Elie Beach
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You've now added Westminster to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Camber Sands and Churchill War Rooms. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Westminster Abbey and The British Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Wallace Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the London online trip maker .

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Camber Sands
Highlights from your plan
Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Friendship Amsterdam as well as The Jordaan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Visiting Strand Egmond aan Zee and Strand Camperduin will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Callantsoog Beach (in Callantsoog) and het strand van Bergen aan Zee (in Bergen aan Zee). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner .

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Callantsoog Beach, het strand van Bergen aan Zee, Strand Egmond aan Zee, Strand Camperduin
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Friendship Amsterdam ©
Friendship Amsterdam

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town (Altstadt) and Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum. Visit Fraumünster Church and Grossmunster for their historical value. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Mt Pilatus in Lucerne, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zurich route planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll set off for Paris on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Mt Pilatus
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Paris Catacombs as well as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau de Fontainebleau and Montmartre. Get outdoors at Seine River and Ile Saint-Louis. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Fontainebleau
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You've now added Musee Matisse to your itinerary. Vieille Ville and Villa Kerylos will appeal to history buffs. Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Eglise are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Nice to Cannes to see Lérins Islands about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice, and make a trip to Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice day trip tool .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Eglise, Chapelle Saint Hospice, Lérins Islands
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uffizi Galleries and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Centro Storico. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia in Lucignano d'Arbia--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Nice to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

3
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.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro in Vincoli. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Step off the beaten path and head to St Mark's Campanile and Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Martina Vidal Venezia
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dasoktima Tatoiou and Donkey's Land. Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Areopagus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner .

You can fly from Venice to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Athens due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dasoktima Tatoiou, Donkey's Land
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walls of Dubrovnik and Franciscan Monastery. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik holiday maker app .

Getting from Athens to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In May, Dubrovnik is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

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