40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
3
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
5
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 11 nights
6
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
7
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
8
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and Piazza Navona. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, join in the after-dark buzz at Soqquadro APS, view the masterpieces at Galleria Russo, and shop like a local with Art and Office - Tintin and Comics.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome vacation maker website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with highs in Rome at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Soqquadro APS ©
Soqquadro APS
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Viktualienmarkt and Kunsthalle Munich. Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek. There's much more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Schack-Galerie.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munich tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Rome to Munich by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, Munich is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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.
You can plan Berlin trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Klassenfeind Gallery ©
Klassenfeind Gallery
Sammlung Hoffman ©
Sammlung Hoffman

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Le Marais. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Seine River. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

11
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Serra de Tramuntana and Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma and Igor Morski Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palma de Mallorca: Cuevas del Drach (in Porto Cristo), Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro) and Cala Millor Beach (in Cala Millor). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver, take in the exciting artwork at Augustin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Natural de Mondrago.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca tour website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Palma de Mallorca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Paris in December, expect nights in Palma de Mallorca to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Alcudia, Valldemossa, Cuevas del Drach, Museu Hidroelectric, Parc Natural de Mondrago
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Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Cuevas del Drach ©
Cuevas del Drach
Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado San Miguel and Gran Via. Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Rio Creative Art Center capture your imagination. Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Puerto De Cotos in Segovia--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, view the masterpieces at Alcion Art Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madrid online trip builder.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in January, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto De Cotos
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca di Brera and Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Civic Archaeological Museum. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (in Ossuccio), Casa dei Presepi (in Mezzegra) and Monte Legnoncino (in Introzzo). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Grona, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

Before you visit Milan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Madrid to Milan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Monte Grona, Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, Casa dei Presepi, Monte Legnoncino
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and then steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Adone, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, view the masterpieces at Bologna Fotografata. Tre Secoli di Sguardi, thenmake a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Wikiarte Galleria d'arte contemporanea.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna route app.

Take a train from Milan to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Monte Adone
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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna ©
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
Museo per la Memoria di Ustica ©
Museo per la Memoria di Ustica
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, thenadmire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, view the masterpieces at Limbo Art Gallery, thenexplore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in January, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Head to Via Condotti and I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarellifor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Galleria Borghese. See even more of Rome: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, browse for treasures at Antiquariato Europeo, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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