40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
3
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
4
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
10
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Balaton as well as Thermal Lake of Heviz. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. For shopping fun, head to Andrassy Avenue or Vaci Street. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, get outside with City Park Városliget, and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

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Seoul, South Korea to Budapest is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Seoul to Budapest. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Budapest when traveling from Seoul in April, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Thermal Lake of Heviz, Lake Balaton
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Belvedere Palace and Schonbrunn Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Hofburg and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, look for gifts at Xocolat, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Vienna road trip website.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
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 10th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Eurovea Galleria, and finally appreciate the history behind General Millan Rastislav Stefanik Statue. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to UFO Observation Deck, contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, stop by Honeyshop - Medovy obchod, don't miss a visit to Frantiskanske namestie, thenvisit Bratislava Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bratislava online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Appreciate the collections at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Wawel Cathedral and Kazmierz The Former Jewish District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 14th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Krakow day trip planning app.

Getting from Bratislava to Krakow by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Bratislava in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Krakow, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Let the collections at Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional capture your imagination. Head to La Boqueria and Passeig de Graciafor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the masterpieces at Joan Miro Foundation, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Barcelona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Krakow in April; daily highs in Barcelona reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Head to Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centrefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, visit Temple Bar, get a new perspective on nature at Richmond Barracks, and ride a horse along The Paddocks Riding Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dublin holiday planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in April; daily highs in Dublin reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ballymoney Beach, Curracloe Beach
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

4
nights
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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Seine River. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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Traveling by flight from Dublin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in April: highs in Paris hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Groeningemuseum and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Shop till you drop at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Chocolatier Dumon Walplein. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan & Belfry of Bruges). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, get a taste of the local shopping with BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brussels online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in April: highs in Brussels hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Leidseplein and Albert Cuyp Market. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). The adventure continues: make a trip to Anne Frank House, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and stop by The Jordaan.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Let the collections at National Gallery and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. The British Museum and Westminster Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our London online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in London, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Beer Tastings & Tours
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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