40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Akrotiri and Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Red Beach and Kamari Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and stroll through Caldera Beach.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fira visit planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Fira is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Kuwait City in October, plan for cooler days in Fira, with highs around 27°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Santorini Sailing ©
Santorini Sailing
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

5
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Escape the urban bustle at Aletsch Glacier and Paragliding Luzern. Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzernfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and cruise along Furka Pass.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Fira to Lucerne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Lucerne. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fira in October: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village, then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken road trip site.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

7
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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Step out of the city life by going to Evasion Canine and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris route website.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Interlaken in October, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get outdoors at Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas and The Hawking Centre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. Explore London's surroundings by going to Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay), Kent Owl Academy (in Maidstone) and Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats (in Boughton Monchelsea). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Spitalfields Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London journey planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

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Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas ©
Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

6
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Grote Markt will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and NEMO Science Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Grote Kerk (in Edam), Delft (Old Church & Nieuwe Kerk) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Lunchroom Cat Cafe Jippies). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, kick back and relax at Scheveningen Beach, walk around Vondelpark, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Berlin, Germany

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.
Visit The Dresden Zwinger and Memorial of the Berlin Wall for their historical value. Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, make a trip to East Side Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, and see the interesting displays at Neues Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Walking tours
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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