40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ferrara, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights

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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at Tate Britain, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then explore the ancient world of The Crown Jewels, and finally contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read London journey maker app.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Giverny (Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny & Fondation Claude Monet), Versailles (Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, Cathedrale Saint Louis, &more) and Collegiale Notre-Dame de Mantes-la-Jolie (in Mantes-la-Jolie). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder website.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.
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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:

Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Monte-Carlo.
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Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 2 nights

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Princess Grace Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Musee Naval de Monaco, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of William Grover-Williams.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Monte-Carlo online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Monte-Carlo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in June, Monte-Carlo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Turin, Italy — 3 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone and Cantina Francesco Borgogno are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Basilica di Superga and Ricetto di Candelo will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Reggia Di Reale (in Venaria Reale), Castello di Fenis (in Fenis) and Castello di Issogne (in Issogne). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Langhe landscapes, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turin trip planner.

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Turin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Turin when traveling from Monte-Carlo in June, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Milan.
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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Milan, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di San Giorgio. Get some cultural insight at Castello Sforzesco and Greenway del Lago di Como. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Varenna (Villa Monastero, S. Giovanni Battista, &more), Bellagio (I Giardini di Villa Melzi, Basilica di San Giacomo, &more) and Castello di Vezio (in Vezio). Next up on the itinerary: get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, explore the world behind art at Villa Carlotta, and admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.
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Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

Verona, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Museo di Castelvecchio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arena di Verona and Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Il Castello Scaligero di Torri del Benaco (in Torri del Benaco), Valeggio Sul Mincio (Parco Giardino Sigurta & Borghetto sul Mincio) and Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Castello San Giorgio (Mantua), and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona trip maker site.

Getting from Milan to Verona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. June in Verona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder app.

Drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ferrara.
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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Ferrara, Italy — 1 night

Heart of the Italian Renaissance

With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Volto del Cavallo and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Cattedrale.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ferrara travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Ferrara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bologna.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

Bologna, Italy — 3 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Vitale and Basilica Di Sant'Apollinare In Classe. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Basilica di San Domenico. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Cesenatico (Bagno Vally & Porto Turistico Cesenatico), Ravenna (Battistero degli Ariani, Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, &more) and Chiesa di Santa Cristina (in Cesena). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Grande - World Heritage Site, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pieve di San Pietro di Roffeno.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bologna day trip planner.

You can drive from Ferrara to Bologna in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Pisa.
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Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Pisa, Italy — 2 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Chiesa di Santa Maria e Castello.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bologna to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Do some cultural sightseeing at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Greve in Chianti (Castello di Verrazzano & Azienda Agricola Altiero (Winery)), San Gimignano (Church of Sant'Agostino, Torre Grossa, &more) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, contemplate the long history of San Francesco, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip site.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Get some historical perspective at Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, visit Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Naples.
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Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Naples, Italy — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 30th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Pompeii.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
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Pompeii, Italy — 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Casa di Fabio Amandio, delve into the distant past at Forum, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, then explore the ancient world of Casa del Fauno, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Arechi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, steep yourself in history at Lupanar, contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pompeii trip itinerary maker.

Pompeii is just a stone's throw from Naples. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Catedral Primada and Alcazar of Segovia. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Puerta de Bisagra, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more) and Segovia (San Martin Church, La Muralla de Segovia, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Pompeii to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Pompeii in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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