41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Queenstown, New Zealand
Fly:  26​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 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
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Queenstown, New Zealand

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary tool .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Istanbul is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Tuzak ©
Tuzak
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Budapest road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in May, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Koller Gallery ©
Koller Gallery
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, get in on the family fun at Prater, and admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Prague online trip maker .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Prague sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in May, with highs in Venice at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Scuola di Cucina di Lella in Siena, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Scuola di Cucina di Lella
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Food Tours
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome journey planning website .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, get your game on at Museumphoto, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam attractions planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Ballykeefe Distillery in Cuffesgrange--about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amsterdam in May since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ballykeefe Distillery
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon online visit planner .

Fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in Lisbon at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can 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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