40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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40 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  5​h
3
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
End: Rome, Italy

2
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.
Head to Soqquadro APS and Pavartfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Russo. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get a taste of the local shopping with MAC Maja Arte Contemporanea, take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, and delve into the mystery of Catacombe di San Callisto.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome is 4 hours. In December, Rome is cooler than Sao Paulo - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
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.
Head to Viktualienmarkt and lothringer13for some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, explore the world behind art at Neue Pinakothek, and see the interesting displays at BMW Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich tour website .

You can fly from Rome to Munich in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Munich is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
Neue Pinakothek ©
Neue Pinakothek

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Berlin journey planner.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Sammlung Hoffman ©
Sammlung Hoffman
Soviet Gallery ©
Soviet Gallery

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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Seine River. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

11
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Take a break from the city and head to Cuevas del Drach and Playa de Alcudia. For shopping fun, head to Sea Yogi Palma or CCA Andratx. Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Alcudia (Alcudia Old Town & Parroquia de Sant Jaume), Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro) and Cala Millor Beach (in Cala Millor). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana, learn about winemaking at Bodega Ribas, get a taste of the local shopping with Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca, and kick back and relax at Playa del Puerto de Pollensa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Paris to Palma de Mallorca by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Palma de Mallorca, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Alcudia, Valldemossa, Cap de Formentor, La Granja de Esporles, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
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Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Cuevas del Drach ©
Cuevas del Drach
Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui and Puerto De Cotos. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, view the masterpieces at Diseno Propio. Artesania., and shop like a local with Alcion Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Madrid holiday planner.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Palma de Mallorca in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Madrid, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto De Cotos
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Sacro Monte di Ossuccio. Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Venture out of the city with trips to Casa dei Presepi (in Mezzegra) and Monte Legnoncino (in Introzzo). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, push the limits with an extreme tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and admire the landmark architecture of Castello Sforzesco.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Milan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Monte Grona, Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, Casa dei Presepi, Monte Legnoncino
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Casa dei Presepi ©
Casa dei Presepi

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and then make a trip to Piazza Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Adone, take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, get a taste of the local shopping with Bologna Fotografata. Tre Secoli di Sguardi, then make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally view the masterpieces at Wikiarte Galleria d'arte contemporanea.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bologna planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Monte Adone
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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna ©
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
Museo per la Memoria di Ustica ©
Museo per la Memoria di Ustica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and then hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, view the masterpieces at Limbo Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip site .

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bologna in January, things will get a bit warmer in Florence: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Via Condotti. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borghese and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. See some other sides of Rome: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, get a taste of the local shopping with Body Worlds - Il Ciclo della Vita, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome vacation maker app .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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