46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
7
Paris, France
— 6 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
11
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
12
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
13
Sorenberg, Switzerland
— 1 night
14
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights

2
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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Museu Picasso. There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, explore the activities along Delta del Llobregat, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Barcelona journey maker website.

Chicago, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in April; daily highs in Barcelona reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada. Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Cantalojas to see Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Catedral Primada, Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Park and National Palace of Pena and Castelo de S. Jorge. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Alfama, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of Santa Croce. Popular historic sites such as Piazza della Signoria and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip builder website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Florence in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Florence, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Albaneto and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roman Forum and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Venture out of the city with trips to Riserva Naturale Monte Velino (in Magliano de' Marsi) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Albaneto, Riserva Naturale Monte Velino, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Sistine Chapel ©
Sistine Chapel

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Sonian Forest and Etangs d'Ixelles. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Golf de Rigenee and ZOO Planckendael. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Escargotiere de Warnant (in Anhee) and Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) (in Antwerp). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon and sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Brussels takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in May, with highs in Brussels at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

ZOO Planckendael, Escargotiere de Warnant, Golf de Rigenee, Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin)
Highlights from your plan
Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) ©
Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin)
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon
Golf de Rigenee ©
Golf de Rigenee

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and La Hotte du Diable. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire (in Villers-sous-Chatillon). The adventure continues: make a trip to Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, shop like a local with Le Marais, and wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire, Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères, La Hotte du Diable
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi Ca' di Mezzo, thenidentify plant and animal life at Casoni della Fogolana, and then wander the streets of Cannaregio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Blue Moon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Venice hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Codevigo, Blue Moon
Highlights from your plan
Blue Moon ©
Blue Moon
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Casoni della Fogolana ©
Casoni della Fogolana

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke and then look for all kinds of wild species at Johannesbachklamm. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Schottenkirche, thenget to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vienna online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in May, expect Vienna to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Johannesbachklamm, Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke
Highlights from your plan
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at University Church and then make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, step off the mainland to explore Priest's Island (Pap-sziget), and then step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Priest's Island (Pap-sziget)
Highlights from your plan
Margaret Island ©
Margaret Island
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Heroes' Square ©
Heroes' Square

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to St. Florian's Gate, get a taste of the local shopping with Ulica Florianska, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and then tour the water at your own pace with Bagry Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Krakow route planning app.

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Krakow

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 25th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Dasoktima Tatoiou. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach and then identify plant and animal life at ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Krakow in May, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sorenberg.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glyfada, Dasoktima Tatoiou
Highlights from your plan
Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach

1
night
Sorenberg, Switzerland

Sorenberg ©
On the 27th (Mon), trek along Blumental Panorama Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sorenberg online holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Sorenberg. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Sorenberg

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oberhofen Castle, Schwimmbad Merligen, Blumental Panorama Trail
Highlights from your plan
Oberhofen Castle ©
Oberhofen Castle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then take a stroll through Fuggerei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies and then identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munich holiday planner.

Getting from Sorenberg to Munich by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Munich are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Fuggerei, Partnachklamm, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Andechs Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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