46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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46 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
12
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
13
Sorenberg, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
14
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chicago, United States

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Delta del Llobregat, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip site .

Appleton, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Appleton to Barcelona, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Appleton in April, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 66°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visiting Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra and Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza). When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Catedral Primada in Toledo, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid travel route planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra, Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Tile Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Park and National Palace of Pena about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon journey site .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Lisbon sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Siena Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Uffizi Galleries and Pitti Palace. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Piazza del Campo in Siena, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lisbon to Florence takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monte Velino and Albaneto. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Step out of Rome to go to Orvieto and see Duomo di Orvieto, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Riserva Naturale Monte Velino, Albaneto
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Escargotiere de Warnant and Sonian Forest. Take a break from the city and head to Etangs d'Ixelles and Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Planckendael (in Mechelen) and Golf de Rigenee (in Villers-la-ville). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Brussels takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in May; daily highs in Brussels reach 62°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Golf

Side Trips

Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), ZOO Planckendael, Golf de Rigenee, Escargotiere de Warnant
Highlights from your plan
Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) ©
Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin)
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon
Cantillon Brewery ©
Cantillon Brewery

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Île de la Cité. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire (in Villers-sous-Chatillon), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and La Hotte du Diable (in Coincy). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres, take a stroll through Le Marais, get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and contemplate the long history of Place de la Bastille.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

La Hotte du Diable, Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères, Palace of Versailles, Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Oasi Ca' di Mezzo, make a trip to Casoni della fogolana, and then wander the streets of Cannaregio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Moon.

Make your Venice itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Venice hover around 72°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Codevigo, Blue Moon
Highlights from your plan
Blue Moon ©
Blue Moon
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Casoni della fogolana ©
Casoni della fogolana

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke and then identify plant and animal life at Johannesbachklamm. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schottenkirche, then take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in May, things will get slightly colder in Vienna: highs are around 67°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke, Johannesbachklamm
Highlights from your plan
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

3
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.
On the 19th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at University Church and then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, enjoy the sand and surf at Priest's Island (Pap-sziget), and then head off the coast to Margaret Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Priest's Island (Pap-sziget)
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) ©

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), make a trip to St. Florian's Gate, wander the streets of Ulica Florianska, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take a tour by water with Bagry Lake.

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Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in May, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Dasoktima Tatoiou. On your second day here, stroll through Glyfada Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Rescue Centre.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Athens is 1 hour. In May, Athens is somewhat warmer than Krakow - with highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glyfada, Dasoktima Tatoiou
Highlights from your plan
Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach

1
night
Sorenberg, Switzerland

Sorenberg ©
On the 27th (Mon), trek along Blumental Panorama Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sorenberg trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athens to Sorenberg. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sorenberg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Schwimmbad Merligen, Oberhofen Castle, Blumental Panorama Trail
Highlights from your plan
Oberhofen Castle ©
Oberhofen Castle

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, and then wander the streets of Fuggerei. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Wies Church and then look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munich journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sorenberg to Munich. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Partnachklamm, Andechs Monastery, Wies Church, Fuggerei
Highlights from your plan
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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