40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
Train
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Bus
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Bus to Vienna Airport, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Bus
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 day
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, explore the activities along Seine River, and ponder the design of Fontaine des Ambassadeurs.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, make a trip to Belém Tower, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madrid planning tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Madrid sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
On the 30th (Fri), take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Barcelona journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, then make a trip to Place Massena, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the natural beauty at Vatican Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip maker tool.

You can fly from Rome to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in October, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vaduz.
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein — 1 night

As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
On the 7th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with DoMus Museum & Gallery, learn about winemaking at Wine Cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Florin, then see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaduz sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Vaduz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for Munich on the 8th (Sat).
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Munich, Germany — 3 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 8th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munich driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Vaduz to Munich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Munich are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, then explore the world behind art at Albertina, then see the interesting displays at Hofburg, and finally see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna online trip maker.

Fly from Munich to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then browse the exhibits of Devin Castle, then take in the views from New Bridge (Novy Most), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Grassalkovich palace - Presidential palace, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, then see the interesting displays at Arthur Fleischmann Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally get great views at UFO Observation Deck.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava online travel route planner.

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Bratislava sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 1 night

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 15th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bratislava to Ljubljana by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Ljubljana to Budapest by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 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.
On the 19th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, make a trip to Golden Lane, then admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, then wander the streets of Lesser Town, and finally stop by Artel.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Prague itinerary site.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Prague are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Dusseldorf.
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Dusseldorf, Germany — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Get out of town with these interesting Dusseldorf side-trips: Phantasialand (in Bruhl) and Cologne (Room Escape Games, Hohenzollern Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, stop by Altstadt, take a stroll through Konigsallee, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dusseldorf day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Dusseldorf takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
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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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Brussels, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will leave for Luxembourg City on the 28th (Fri).
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 1 day

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), contemplate the long history of Casemates du Bock, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally don't miss a visit to William Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luxembourg City trip builder app.

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Place de la Concorde. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Le Marais, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, then take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee De Cluny.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Luxembourg City to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in October: highs in Paris hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.
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