41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Wellington, New Zealand
Bus + Fly:  26 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
12
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  31 h
End: Wellington, New Zealand

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul itinerary planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Istanbul is an approximately 26- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Istanbul is minus 9 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Wellington in June: highs in Istanbul hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
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Food Tours
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Budapest in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo

3
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Prague sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Prague to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in July, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

3
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and make a trip to Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London journey maker app.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Dublin at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, stop by Alfama, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, have some family-friendly fun at The Witching Hour Room Escape, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online holiday planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in July since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Scuola di Cucina di Lella). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Siena
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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