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

2
nights
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, stroll around St Stephens Green, and contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip app .

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Dublin at 57°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
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: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take a stroll through Lesser Town, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and test your team's savvy at Breakout Prague - Real Life Escape Games.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Prague vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are little chillier, around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

4
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: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, don't miss a visit to Wiener Riesenrad, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vienna trip simple and quick.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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, don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planning site .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

4
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. When traveling from Budapest in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 58°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Venice, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence road trip site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in November, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome day trip website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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 landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Barcelona online travel planner .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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