40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pula, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brindisi, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
10
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bellagio, Italy
— 4 nights
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Verona, Italy — 3 nights

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arena di Verona and Piazza delle Erbe. Let the collections at AMO - Arena Museo Opera and Casa di Giulietta capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Giusti, contemplate the long history of I Portoni della Bra, appreciate the history behind Arca di Cangrande I, and do a tasting at Fratelli Vogadori.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Verona holiday planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Verona is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Verona is 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in August: high temperatures in Verona hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Pula.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Pula, Croatia — 3 nights

It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Museum-lovers will get to explore MEMO Museum Pula and Museum Olei Histriae. Pula Arena and Temple Of Augustus will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: do a tasting at Food & Wine station Trapan and learn the secrets of beer at Stella Beer 2 Go.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pula tour builder website.

You can drive from Verona to Pula in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Zadar.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wineries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

Zadar, Croatia — 2 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Duke's palace. On your second day here, stop by Natura Zara, don't miss a visit to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), then don't miss a visit to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Chrysogonus Church.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Zadar trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Pula to Zadar takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Split.
Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Split, Croatia — 4 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Visit Old Split and Cathedral of Saint Domnius for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bedalov Winery and Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Avere Tourism, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, stop by Break Time, and take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Split holiday planner.

You can drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Split. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Sveti Stefan.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Sveti Stefan, Montenegro — 4 nights

Sveti Stefan is a small islet and 5-star hotel resort on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, approximately southeast of Budva.The resort, known commercially as Aman Sveti Stefan, includes part of the mainland, where the Villa Miločer part of the resort is located. Get some cultural insight at Reževići Monastery and Monastery Praskvica. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beach Galija and King’s Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Crvena Glavica Beach, see some colorful creatures with Pro Diving Montenegro, and admire the natural beauty at Miločer Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sveti Stefan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Split to Sveti Stefan in 5.5 hours. In September in Sveti Stefan, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 9th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Prijeko street, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Annunciation, and then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Srebreno Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sveti Stefan to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sveti Stefan in September, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brindisi.
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Brindisi, Italy — 5 nights

Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello Aragonese and Pontificia Basilica Cattedrale. Get some historical perspective at Piazza della Vittoria and Castello Svevo di Brindisi. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Saint Pietro of Schiavoni Archeologica Area, go for a walk through Lungomare Regina Margherita, surround yourself with nature on Puglia Experience, and make a trip to Palazzo Granafei Nervegna.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brindisi journey builder tool.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Brindisi in 10.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Brindisi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Rome.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:

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.
On the 17th (Sat), steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally make a trip to Villa Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally explore the ancient world of Domus Aurea.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Brindisi to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brindisi in September, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo di San Marco capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: San Gimignano (Piazza del Duomo, Duomo di San Gimignano, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Milan.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Milan, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Villa Necchi Campiglio. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo del Novecento and Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip builder.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bellagio.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Bellagio, Italy — 4 nights

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa Carlotta and Santuario Madonna del Soccorso. Discover out-of-the-way places like I Giardini di Villa Melzi and Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte. Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante), Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (in Ossuccio) and Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia di S. Abbondio, look for gifts at Azalea - Silk of Como, examine the collection at Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione, and learn about winemaking at Enoteca Principessa.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bellagio online journey planner.

Drive from Milan to Bellagio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

Puglia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.