42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Bolzano, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Maceio, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 3 hours. When traveling from Maceio in April, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Catedral Primada, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Madrid road trip tool.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and visit Las Ramblas.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Barcelona sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Water Parterres, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris holiday maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Paris is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, Belfry of Bruges, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Teylers Museum, Haarlem Railway Station, &more) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and walk around Vondelpark.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip app.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take a stroll through Lesser Town, let little ones run wild at Kampa Park, and examine the collection at Czech Repubrick.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Vienna tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Vienna to Munich in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bern.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 25th (Tue), make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, ponder the design of Vennerbrunnen, then explore the activities along Aare River, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Dahlholzli, and finally admire the local landmark of Ryfflibrunnen.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bern trip builder site.

You can fly from Munich to Bern in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. May in Bern sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 26th (Wed), get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then see La Casa Maledetta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bern to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Milan is a bit warmer than Bern - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nightlife
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Bolzano, Italy

— 1 night

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): do a tasting at Weingut Loacker, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alte Grieser Pfarrkirche mit dem Altar von Michael Pacher, get engrossed in the history at BZ '18-'45: Un monumento, una citta, due dittature, then get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, and finally do a tasting at Weingut / Vinothek Castel Sallegg.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bolzano sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Bolzano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bolzano are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Bolzano

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, get a taste of the local shopping with M.G. Design, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bolzano to Florence takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2: