41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
5
Heidelberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bologna, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Briancon, France
— 1 night
10
Marseille, France
— 1 night
11
Antibes, France
— 1 night
train:  15​min
12
Nice, France
— 2 nights
13
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
14
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
16
Lucca, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
17
San Gimignano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
18
Asciano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
19
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Westminster Abbey, Natural History Museum, Kensington Palace, and other attractions.

Take the guesswork out of planning a London vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in London: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Fun & Games Nightlife
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
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.
You've added Le Marais, Latin Quarter, Arc de Triomphe, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ghent.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Ghent City Center and Patershol. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kraanlei.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ghent trip website .

Getting from Paris to Ghent by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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St. Nicholas' Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas' Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes De 9 Straatjes, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Brouwersgracht, explore the activities along The Amstel, and then take a stroll through Red Light District. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and finally look for gifts at Van Stapele Koekmakerij.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam driving holiday website .

Drive from Ghent to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Heidelberg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Schloss Heidelberg and Alte Universitaet. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Kornmarkt, admire the landmark architecture of Elizabeth Gate, steep yourself in history at Heidelberg Tun, and appreciate the history behind Thingstatte.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Heidelberg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Heidelberg Tun ©
Heidelberg Tun

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added Oltrarno, Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence sightseeing app .

Fly from Heidelberg to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Heidelberg in April; daily highs in Florence reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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hours
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Turin.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

2
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turin trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Bologna to Turin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bologna, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ceillac.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo
Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti ©

1
night
Briancon, France

Briancon ©
Briançon a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Batteria dello Chaberton.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Briancon trip builder tool .

Drive from Turin to Briancon in 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Marseille.

Things to do in Briancon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batteria dello Chaberton
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Batteria dello Chaberton ©
Batteria dello Chaberton

1
night
Marseille, France

Marseille
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Briancon to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 14th (Tue), you're off toNice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
On the 14th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Les Murs Peints and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Antibes trip planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Antibes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Antibes, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nice.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Murs Peints, Eglise de Biot
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Chapelle de la Garoupe ©
Chapelle de la Garoupe
Eglise de Biot ©
Eglise de Biot
Les Murs Peints ©
Les Murs Peints

2
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall and then take a peaceful walk through Parc du Mont Boron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Nice online day trip planner .

Nice is just a stone's throw from Antibes. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Genoa visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Genoa, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta ©
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta

3
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre route site .

You can take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Genoa in April since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 9°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

La Spezia
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Santuario di Soviore ©
Santuario di Soviore

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hours
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero, then admire the striking features of Camminamento in Quota Sulle Mura di Pisa, and then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pisa trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Lucca.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Battistero ©
Battistero
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

few
hours
Lucca, Italy

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lucca trip itinerary maker website .

Lucca is very close to Pisa. In April, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

1
night
San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
To find out how to plan a trip to San Gimignano, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lucca to San Gimignano by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Asciano.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli
San Gimignano Bell Tower ©
San Gimignano Bell Tower

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nights
Asciano, Italy

Asciano ©
Asciano is a comune and hill town in the province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia, then steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, then explore the world behind art at Museo Civico Archeologico e d'Arte Sacra, and finally steep yourself in history at Terme Bagno Vignoni.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Asciano trip planner .

You can drive from San Gimignano to Asciano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Asciano, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Asciano

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia, Terme Bagno Vignoni, Borgo Medievale Cinto da Mura, Fattoria Santa Vittoria
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore ©
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore
Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia ©
Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Colosseum. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

You can drive from Asciano to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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