39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Austin, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 15​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
12
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
15
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Austin, United States

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then make a trip to Tower Bridge, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally make a trip to Big Ben. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London day trip planner.

Austin, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Austin to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in April, you will find days in London are colder (56°F), and nights are a bit cooler (40°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 16th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and then don't miss a visit to The Spire.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Dublin sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, engage your brain at Glasgow Science Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Glasgow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. April in Glasgow sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stirling Castle
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

3
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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Keukenhof in Lisse--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Glasgow to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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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, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, and wander the streets of Christiania.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip planner .

Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Parks Theme Parks
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

Find out how to plan Berlin trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On your second day here, take a stroll through Lesser Town and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Prague vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Prague sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest online trip builder .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Budapest sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Archaeological Site Mycenae about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder .

You can fly from Budapest to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In May, Athens is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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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 9th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

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

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Arena di Verona (in Verona). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, explore the activities along English Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Munich online itinerary planner .

Fly from Venice to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, Munich is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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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.
On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Brussels day trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Enjoy London some more: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, stroll around Hyde Park, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London online tour planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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