40 days in Western Europe Itinerary

40 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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40 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bristol, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 17 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  2​h
11
Interlaken, Switzerland
— Few hours
train:  1​h
12
Bern, Switzerland
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  5​h
13
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
14
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
train:  2​h
15
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

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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.
You've added Coca-Cola London Eye, Oxford Street, Hyde Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, step into the grandiose world of Kensington Palace, then stroll around Hyde Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Oxford Street. On the next day, cozy up to a beverage at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and then enjoy breathtaking views from The View from The Shard.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London tour site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to London is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuwait City to London, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in March, expect London to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Birmingham.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Windsor Castle
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Oxford Street ©
Oxford Street
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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nights
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Snowshill Manor and Warwick Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Birmingham with a short trip to Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton, about 1h 10 min away.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from London to Birmingham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Birmingham sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bristol.

Things to do in Birmingham

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games
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1
night
Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and finally explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bristol trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Birmingham to Bristol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for London on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bath, Stonehenge, Wells Cathedral
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Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

17
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes York's Chocolate Story as well as Fountains Abbey. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Railway Museum and Chatsworth House. You'll get in some beach time at West Kirby Beach and Wallasey Beach. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Lymm Heritage Centre (in Lymm), Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Eyam Plague Village Museum (in Eyam). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at York City Walls, explore the striking landscape at Kinder Scout, wander the streets of York Shambles, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip planning app .

Getting from Bristol to Manchester by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Rome.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

York, Liverpool, Chester, The Long Mynd, Chatsworth House
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Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Circus Maximus, Piazza della Bocca della Verita, Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and other attractions you added. Visit Colosseum and Vatican Museums for their historical value. Pantheon and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

You can fly from Manchester to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Rome is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Galleries, Basilica di Santa Croce, and other attractions. On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Battistero, enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning tower Pisa, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pisa
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ponte di Rialto, Basilica di San Marco and Canal Grande. On the 22nd (Mon), explore the activities along Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Duomo di Milano as well as Il Cenacolo. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Milan tour planner .

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Zurich, Grossmunster, Old Town (Altstadt), and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, take a stroll through Lindenhof, appreciate the extensive heritage of Limmatquai, then wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning app .

Getting from Milan to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in July, with highs in Zurich at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Titlis, Lion Monument, Hofkirche, and other attractions you added. On the 25th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, take some stellar pictures from The Nine Towers, then take in the views from Spreuer Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Titlis ©
Titlis
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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hours
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Jungfraujoch has been added to your itinerary.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Interlaken planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Bern, Switzerland

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bern are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off toParis.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Outdoors
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moulin Rouge, Montmartre, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and other attractions you added.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bern to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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day
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grand Place, Royal Palace of Brussels, Manneken Pis, and other attractions. On the 11th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

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

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels
Parc du Cinquantenaire ©
Parc du Cinquantenaire

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added Casa Rosso, Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, Museum of Prostitution - Red Light Secrets, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Rijksmuseum and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Keukenhof, Madurodam
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Concertgebouw ©
Concertgebouw

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