40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights

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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Segovia to see Balloon Rides about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque del Retiro, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip maker website.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona journey planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Rome itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Milan itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Milan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip app.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and stop by Lesser Town.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in May, with highs in Prague at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Keukenhof (in Lisse), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

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

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris driving holiday planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:

Madrid, Spain

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, Catedral Primada, &more) and Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & Acueduct of Segovia). Enjoy Madrid some more: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Casa de Campo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in June: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 36°C and lows are around 19°C.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14: