36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara, Mexico
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Guadalajara, Mexico

5
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London tour app .

Guadalajara, Mexico to London is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Guadalajara to London is 6 hours. When traveling from Guadalajara in May, plan for much colder days in London, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

Discover how to plan a Amsterdam trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrinska rozhledna, admire the striking features of Dancing House, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner .

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in May: highs in Budapest hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Istanbul are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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 23rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

Fly from Istanbul to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planning tool .

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
On the 31st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip maker .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Barcelona in June, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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