42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train
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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
Drive
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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

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 lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning site.

Maceio, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Maceio in April: highs in Lisbon hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

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Madrid, Spain

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 contemplate the long history 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 take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

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Barcelona, Spain

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 parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

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

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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 travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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Paris, France

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, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

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 5.5 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:

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Brussels, Belgium

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). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels road trip planning app.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time 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:

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

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Berlin, Germany

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To plan Berlin vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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Prague, Czech Republic

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take a stroll through Lesser Town, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and let little ones run wild at Kampa Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Prague road trip tool.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

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

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Vienna, Austria

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, 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 3.5 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 drive to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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Munich, Germany

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 drive from Vienna to Munich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. 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 drive to Bern.

Things to do in Munich

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

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Bern, Switzerland

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 drive from Munich to Bern in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; 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 take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bern

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

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Milan, Italy

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 train from Bern to Milan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. 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

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

1
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Bolzano, Italy

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 Loacker Winery, examine the collection 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

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

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Florence, Italy

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, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, get a taste of the local shopping with M.G. Design, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at 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:

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Rome, Italy

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at 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 drive; or fly. 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: