41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
7
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle. Get outdoors at Seine River and Ile Saint-Louis. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles) and Village de Chessy (in Chessy). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, learn about all things military at Musee de la Liberation de Paris - Musee du general Leclerc - Musee Jean Moulin, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

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

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Paris. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Trianons & The Hamlet, Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins, Village de Chessy
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

3
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.
Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and St. Peter's Church for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Munich Residenz and Nordbad Munchen. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, explore the historical opulence of Alter Hof, and admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munich holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Munich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get little chillier in Munich: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

5
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 San Giorgio Maggiore and Doge's Palace. Take a break from the city and head to Canal Grande and Giudecca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni in Bragora, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Munich in October: high temperatures in Venice hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza del Duomo and Campanile di Giotto. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of Santa Croce and The Baptistery of St. John. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi (in Cerreto Guidi), Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Volpaia (in Radda in Chianti). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence day trip site.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Musei di Fiesole, Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi, Le mura di Lucca, Volpaia
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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.
Visit Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Rome sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and Mercat Santa Caterina. Get in touch with nature at Excursions Barcelona and Playa de La Barceloneta. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to La Playa de Sitges (in Sitges), Sant Miquel del Fai Monastery (in Sant Feliu de Codines) and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, stroll around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

La Playa de Sitges, Sant Miquel del Fai Monastery, Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
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Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Route of Santiago de Compostela and Valle Gran Rey. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Palace of Madrid and Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Royal Palace of Aranjuez (in Aranjuez) and Toledo (Catedral Primada, Castillo de San Servando, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de San Miguel, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip planning site.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, Madrid is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Toledo, Valle Gran Rey, Royal Palace of Aranjuez, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Route of Santiago de Compostela
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Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial ©
Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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