40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  17 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  13 h
12
Durness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Santiago, Chile

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Catedral Primada and Museo Sorolla. Popular historic sites such as Plaza Mayor and Palacio de Galiana are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Santiago, Chile to Madrid is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In April in Madrid, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pitti Palace and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pantheon and Colosseum. Let the collections at Musei Capitolini and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like MuseumsQuartier Wien and Albertina. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial and Belvedere Palace. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planning app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in May since evenings lows in Vienna dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace.

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

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Vasa Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town, see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, and then examine the collection at Skansen.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Stockholm holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 42°F in Stockholm. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles. Get some historical perspective at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris holiday maker.

Getting from Stockholm to Paris by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paris, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Grand Place. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Atomium. Step out of Brussels with an excursion to Saint Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and contemplate the long history of Maison d'Erasme.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels tour planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

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.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get outdoors at Durness Beach and Sandwood Bay Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Falls of Kirkaig and Scourie Bay. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Oldshoremore Beach (in Kinlochbervie), Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll) and Holburn Head Lighthouse (in Scrabster). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, stroll through Rispond Beach, and explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Durness online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amsterdam to Durness. Traveling from Amsterdam to Durness, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, expect Durness to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay, Falls of Kirkaig, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Holburn Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

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