40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
8
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Passeig de Gracia and Montjuic Castle. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, and kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona journey app.

Melbourne, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Barcelona reach 25°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Passeig de Gracia ©
Passeig de Gracia
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Palace of Versailles. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay May 11 — 16:
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Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Churchill War Rooms and National Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. When in London, make a side trip to see Pett Level Beach in Pett Level, approximately Pett Level away. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London tour itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Pett Level Beach
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Old Town and Edinburgh Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Yacht Britannia and The Real Mary King's Close. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Coldingham Sands (in Coldingham) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Coldingham Sands, Bamburgh Castle
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
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Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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 inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centre. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dublin journey planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May in Dublin, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja and then examine the collection at Perlan. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Dublin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Perlan ©
Perlan

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Discover how to plan a Berlin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Reykjavik to Berlin by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. You will leave for Zermatt on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Berlin

Nightlife Tours Museums
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1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt tour builder.

Getting from Berlin to Zermatt by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You will leave for Florence on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours
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4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza del Campo and Basilica of Santa Croce. Change things up with a short trip to Duomo di Siena in Siena (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence travel route planning app.

Getting from Zermatt to Florence by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Step off the beaten path and head to Palatine Hill and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary site.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana, Duomo di Orvieto
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaka and Acropolis Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, and visit Monastiraki.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planning website.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. June in Athens sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens

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