41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Saintes, France
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
11
Calais, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
Deal, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
13
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
End: London, United Kingdom

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, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route site .

London, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prague.

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
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 Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Prague Zoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online travel route planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums
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Prague Tours Direct Shooting Trips ©
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

4
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: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami , and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker app .

You can fly from Prague to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prague in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Florence, Italy

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, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, and don't miss a visit to Pantheon.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome online trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and don't miss a visit to La Boqueria.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planning site .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Bordeaux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bordeaux, with lows of 13°C. On the 31st (Thu), you'll travel to Saintes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Outdoors Wineries
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hours
Saintes, France

Saintes
Saintes, a small city on the banks of the Charente River in the Charente-Maritime department, is noteworthy for its Gallo-Roman, medieval, and renaissance heritage.
Plan trip to Saintes with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Bordeaux to Saintes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Saintes are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll set off for Paris on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Saintes

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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5
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris travel tool .

Getting from Saintes to Paris by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Saintes in May, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a train to Calais.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Calais, France

Calais
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Calais trip itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Paris to Calais in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Calais hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Deal.

Things to do in Calais

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Deal, United Kingdom

Deal
Deal is a town in Kent, England which lies on the English Channel, eight miles north-east of Dover and eight miles south of Ramsgate. To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Deal tour planner.

Traveling by car from Calais to Deal takes 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In June in Deal, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to London.

Things to do in Deal

Nightlife Parks Outdoors
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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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the London online trip maker .

Getting from Deal to London by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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