40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Lahore, Pakistan
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
10
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Lahore, Pakistan

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Areas of Istanbul and Hagia Sophia Museum are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Chora Museum and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , make a trip to Istiklal Street, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour planning app.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Lahore in February, plan for much colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Matthias Church and House of Terror Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Budapest travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Budapest, with highs around 7°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Haus der Musik Wien. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Hofburg, wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Vienna, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Vienna tour planning tool.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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.
Appreciate the collections at Schwarzenberg Palace and St. George's Basilica. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prague Castle and Staromestske namesti. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Lesser Town, take in the views from Charles Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Old Royal Palace, and stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Prague online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Ponte dei Sospiri and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice visit planner.

You can fly from Prague to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in February, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Your inner history buff will appreciate Campanile di Giotto and The Baptistery of St. John. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Discover out-of-the-way places like Galleria Borghese and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, shop like a local with Le Marais, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

Start your trip to Paris by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Paris is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Begijnhof and Renssen Art Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, make a trip to Leidseplein, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Museum of Playing Cards. Do your shopping at Tretyakov's Gallery and Dolls Gallery. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, shop like a local with MARS Center, take in the exciting artwork at Photogallery Rachmaninov Garden, and look for gifts at 4DOTS.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg vacation planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in March: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 2°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 11:
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

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