40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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40 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h 45​min
12
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

3
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then explore the ancient world of Foro di Augusto, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, then pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel website .

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Rome hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Il Cenacolo and Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Certosa di Pavia. Step out of Milan with an excursion to Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa in Somma Lombardo--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Castello Sforzesco and see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Milan online trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Milan sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso, Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa, Certosa di Pavia
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Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Graslei and Korenlei (in Ghent) and Grand Place (in Mons). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Milan to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in May, with highs in Brussels at 62°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Graslei and Korenlei, Grand Place
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7
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Musee Bourdelle. Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Chartres Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux (in Evreux). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Pantheon, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in June, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux, Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Pergamonmuseum and German Historical Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Charlottenburg Palace and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Neue Kammern (in Potsdam), Tangermuende (Burg Tangermunde & Neustadter Tor) and Tangermunder Gate (in Stendal). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Berlin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tangermuende, Neue Kammern, Tangermunder Gate
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and The British Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to HMS Warrior 1860 and Hever Castle & Gardens. Step out of London with an excursion to Winchester Cathedral in Winchester--about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to London due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in London are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

HMS Warrior 1860, Winchester Cathedral, Hever Castle & Gardens
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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 18th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then browse the collection at Strahov Monastery. On the next day, take in the views from Charles Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Mala strana.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague holiday planning app .

Getting from London to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Prague due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Prague are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Strahov Monastery
Strahov Monastery

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hospital in the Rock. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Matthias Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Budapest online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in June: highs in Budapest hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 56°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munich.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Munich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Budapest in June, plan for slightly colder days in Munich, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Visit Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and De Duif for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, make a trip to Museum Quarter, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Munich to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cannes travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Cannes by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cannes: highs are around 78°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Villa Kerylos, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Musée Marc Chagall
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Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

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