40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
10
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
12
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Galata Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in July, Istanbul is little chillier at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
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: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest tour site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Budapest, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in July, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip planning website.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's 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: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from London to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salzburg online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Salzburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Prague vacation builder.

Getting from Salzburg to Prague by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, walk around Frederiksberg Have, and take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Prague in August: highs in Copenhagen hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, have fun and explore at Junibacken, and step off the mainland to explore Sandhamn.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Millesgarden
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, admire the natural beauty at Park And Gardens of Peterhof, step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, and admire the landmark architecture of Smolny Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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