40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
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Stockholm, Sweden
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Salzburg, Austria
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Florence, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Krakow, Poland — 2 nights

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle will appeal to history buffs. Head to Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Ulica Florianskafor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary builder website.

Paphos, Cyprus to Krakow is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paphos in July, expect Krakow to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 4 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Escape the urban bustle at Sodermalm and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Royal Palace and Riddarholmen Church will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, enjoy fun for all ages at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Krakow in July, expect nights in Stockholm to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg, Russia — 4 nights

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Get a sense of the local culture at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Palace Square. Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Sobor Petra I Pavla will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, take an in-depth tour of Yusupov Palace, and browse the exhibits of Kazan Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg attractions planner.

Fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. July in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary website.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip builder site.

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do your shopping at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidseplein. Popular historic sites such as Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) are in your itinerary. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Grote Markt in Haarlem, approximately Haarlem away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, walk around Vondelpark, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip website.

Fly from Salzburg to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 4 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Jerpoint Abbey. Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Jerpoint Park (in Thomastown) and Kilkenny (St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower & Kilkenny Castle). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Grafton Street, stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin online attractions planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Camino de Ronda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Zipline (in Platja d'Aro) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary maker app.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence road trip app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Pantheon. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus for their historical value. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, get a taste of the local shopping with Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, and finally steep yourself in history at Matthias Church. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in August, with highs in Budapest at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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