41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 16 nights
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Venice, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. On your second day here, walk around Parque del Retiro and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary website.

Hong Kong, China to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Madrid. While traveling from Hong Kong, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 18°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to Edinburgh.
Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Scott Monument, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and finally engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in October, with highs in Edinburgh at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to London.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

London, United Kingdom — 1 night

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the London online trip maker.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip maker.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 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 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Strasbourg.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Strasbourg, France — 1 night

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 6th (Thu), admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 7th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, make a trip to Romer, and then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt route planning app.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nuremberg.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Nuremberg, Germany — 1 night

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Nuremberg road trip planner.

Fly from Frankfurt to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Munich.
Museums
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Munich, Germany — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then stroll around English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): get curious at Deutsches Museum and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munich journey builder site.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planning site.

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Vienna.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

Vienna, Austria — 16 nights

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Hofburg, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Venice.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 27:

Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip site.

Fly from Vienna to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in October; daily highs in Venice reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. You will leave for Milan on the 30th (Sun).
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

Milan, Italy — 4 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Milan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks · Museums
Side Trips
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Milan, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome holiday planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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