41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nafplio, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + bus + train:  8​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Bellagio, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
10
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Seattle, United States


3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Imperial Bird of Prey Academy and Speed Boats Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. When in London, make a side trip to see King George's Playing Fields in Brentwood, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, head outdoors with Moose X-Training Ltd, steep yourself in history at Hampstead, and stroll through ZSL London Zoo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London online tour itinerary planner .

Seattle, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to London. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in London

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

King George's Playing Fields, Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy ©
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit La Barceloneta and Platja de la Nova Icaria for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Guell, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

Discover how to plan a Barcelona trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from London to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Montgat Beach
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
You'll get in some beach time at Panormos Beach and Fokos Beach. Visiting Paradise Beach and Elia Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Paraga Beach, and make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Mykonos Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Barcelona to Mykonos Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ornos Beach, Fokos Beach, Elia Beach, Paraga Beach, Panormos Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Glyfada Beach and Astir Beach. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Vouliagmeni Beach in Vouliagmeni--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Plaka, stroll through Voula Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Athens visit planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni, Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

3
nights
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Get in touch with nature at Tolo Beach and Corinth Canal. Your inner history buff will appreciate Archaeological Site Mycenae and Fortress Palamidi. Change things up with a short trip to Epidaurus Theater in Epidavros (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and contemplate the long history of Lion Gate.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nafplio journey website .

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, Nafplio is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mycenae, Tolo Beach, Corinth Canal, Epidaurus Theater
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Epidaurus Theater ©
Epidaurus Theater
Tiryns ©
Tiryns

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Catacombe di San Callisto and Isola Tiberina. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the striking landscape at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and kick back and relax at V Lounge Beach Club.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train from Nafplio to Rome in 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Nafplio in September, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get outdoors at Castello di Verrazzano and Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John for their historical value. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Guardastelle Vineyard, Castello di Verrazzano
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
St. Mark's Square and Doge's Palace will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Canal Grande and Blue Moon. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bellagio.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Blue Moon
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
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.
Get outdoors at Spiaggia Tranquilla and AC Boat. Get some historical perspective at Castello di Vezio and i Giardini di Villa Melzi. Get out of town with these interesting Bellagio side-trips: Spiaggia di Onno (in Oliveto Lario), Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta) and Ossuccio (Isola Comacina & Chiesa di San Giacomo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco di Villa Serbelloni, have a few drinks at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Anglican Church of the Ascension.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bellagio trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Venice to Bellagio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Ossuccio, Spiaggia di Onno, Castello di Vezio, AC Boat
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i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
AC Boat ©
AC Boat
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at The Eiger Trail and Parasailing & Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Harderkulm (in Interlaken) and Alpiglen (in Grindelwald). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trockener Steg.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Bellagio to Zermatt in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Interlaken, Grindelwald
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

3
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.
Visiting English Garden and Roberto Beach will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and Asam Church are in your itinerary. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Strandbad St. Alban (in Diessen) and Neuschwanstein Castle (in Hohenschwangau). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, take a stroll through Haidhausen, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip app .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zermatt to Munich in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Roberto Beach, Strandbad St. Alban, Neuschwanstein Castle
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Roberto Beach ©
Roberto Beach
English Garden ©
English Garden
Neuschwanstein Castle ©
Neuschwanstein Castle

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