39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  28 h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  4 h 45 min
3
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h
7
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
8
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  8 h 15 min
10
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h 45 min
11
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
12
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
13
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
14
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
15
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Cruise Rolling the Rhine with Uniworld:  4 h
16
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and visit Le Marais.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 28- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Paris. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Auckland in April: highs in Paris hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 4th (Mon), make a trip to The Water Mirror, then make a trip to Place de la Bourse, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, savor the flavors at Chocolaterie Bordeaux Maison Darricau depuis 1915 and then take in the dramatic natural features at La Grande Dune du Pilat.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bordeaux, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

La Grande Dune du Pilat
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La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 6th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Plentzia and then admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bilbao trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Bilbao takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Bilbao are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Room Escape Games
Playa de Plentzia ©
Playa de Plentzia

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On your second day here, walk around Parque del Retiro, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Bilbao to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Madrid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 10th (Sun), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Douro River, then take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, then make a trip to Livraria Lello, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Porto trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in May: highs in Porto hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 12th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Alfama and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in May: highs in Lisbon hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, then admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and finally make a trip to Plaza de Los Refinadores.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lisbon to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Walking tours
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On your second day here, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Valencia road trip planning site.

You can fly from Seville to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel route planner.

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally take a stroll through Vieille Ville. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Marineland.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Santa Maria in Trastevere ©
Santa Maria in Trastevere

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.
Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

Find out how to plan Venice trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to Stephansplatz, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in May: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and finally take some stellar pictures from Main Tower. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Romer, steep yourself in history at Goethe House, then take in the views from Iron Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally pause for some photo ops at Uhrtuermchen.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt travel planning website.

You can fly from Vienna to Frankfurt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Frankfurt in June, plan for little chillier days in Amsterdam, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

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