41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights

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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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning website.

Wellington, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Traveling from Wellington in November, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 12°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Groeningemuseum and Belfry of Bruges. There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bruges day trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Bruges by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Bruges are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

6
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Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Visit Playa de Melenara and Las Canteras Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Playa de Amadores and Playa de Tasarte Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Confital (in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), Agaete (Las Salinas & Playa del Risco Y Puerto De Agaete) and Playa del Burrero (in Ingenio). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Arguineguin, stroll through Playa De Las Burras, and relax and rejuvenate at Thai Holistic Massage.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bruges to Maspalomas by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bruges to Maspalomas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bruges in November, expect Maspalomas to be much warmer, temps between 28°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Playa de Melenara ©
Playa de Melenara
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thai Holistic Massage ©
Thai Holistic Massage

5
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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.
Visiting Playas de Calella and Platja Fonda will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Step out of Barcelona to go to S'Agaro and see San Pol Beach, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: stop by El Barri Gòtic, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, and get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planning website.

Getting from Maspalomas to Barcelona by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Maspalomas to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Maspalomas in November, with highs in Barcelona at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

3
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

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 Pantheon and Colosseum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planning app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guardastelle Vineyard and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne in San Gimignano--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza delle Erbe and Doge's Palace. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Via Mazzini, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Side Trip

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the views from Charles Bridge, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then visit Lesser Town, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Lesser Town
Lesser Town
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Graben and Kohlmarkt. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and House of Terror Museum. Head to Vaci Street and Central Market Hallfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and get a taste of the local shopping with Koller Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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Koller Gallery ©
Koller Gallery
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally wander the streets of Istiklal Street. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul holiday planner.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in December, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Hagia Sophia ©
Hagia Sophia
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower

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