41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  28 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  7 h 15 min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  31 h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

7
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

Before you visit London, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Christchurch, New Zealand to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Christchurch to London. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in April; daily highs in London reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Food Tours
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 16th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, step into the grandiose world of The Great Hall, then explore the historical opulence of Scottish National War Memorial, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in April, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Step out of Amsterdam to go to The Hague and see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), meet the residents at ARTIS, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Prague online day trip planner .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Prague, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip builder site .

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome route builder .

Getting from Vienna to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then walk around Parc Guell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona driving holiday planner.

Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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