32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Chicago, United States

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of Ireland - Natural History Museum, An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies, The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and other attractions you added. Visit Saint Patrick's Cathedral and St. Michan's Church for their historical value. Richmond Barracks and Morgan's Garden Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry), Vartry Reservoir (in Roundwood) and VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY (in Kilkenny). There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stroll through Wonderful Ireland Walking Tours, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and walk around St Stephens Green.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip builder tool.

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 59°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Wonderful Ireland Walking Tours, Vartry Reservoir, Morgan's Garden Centre
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Richmond Barracks ©
Richmond Barracks
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology ©
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

2
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Cathedral Quarter has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Scrabo Tower, get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Malachy's Church, then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, and finally stop by Cathedral Quarter.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast travel route planner.

Drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Belfast, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Downpatrick, Scrabo Tower
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Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk. Keep things going the next day: take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and finally wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Belfast to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The British Museum as well as Museum of London. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, get engrossed in the history at Museum of London, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Churchill War Rooms, then contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, then witness the site of a historic battle at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bodiam Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London online route planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in London, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Bodiam Castle
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The Courtauld Gallery ©
The Courtauld Gallery
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Fontainebleau for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to Sistine Chapel.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome journey maker app.

Getting from Paris to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Rome is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Abbazia di San Galgano are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa & Camposanto), San Gimignano (San Gimignano Bell Tower & Historic Centre of San Gimignano) and Centro Storico di Siena (in Siena). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate the long history of Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online tour planner.

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 May, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano, Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia, Centro Storico di Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

3
nights
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 Friend in Venice Tours, libreria Acqua alta and Dorsoduro. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico di Venezia and Orto Botanico di Padova. Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia (in Teolo) and Padua (Prato della Valle & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Padua, Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia
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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at BMW Museum and Deutsches Museum. Munich Residenz and St. Michael's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden), Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald (in Mittenwald) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, sample the tasty concoctions at Andechs Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and examine the collection at Audi Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Munich travel site.

You can fly from Venice to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in May, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 64°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Andechs Monastery, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, Audi Museum, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
You've now added Food Tours to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Lobkowicz Palace and Spanish Synagogue. Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and Jewish Museum in Prague. Take a break from Prague with a short trip to Pamatnik Josefa Lady a jeho dcery Aleny in Senohraby, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, view the masterpieces at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Basilica.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Prague sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pamatnik Josefa Lady a jeho dcery Aleny
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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