39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

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
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, Holland
— 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, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip site .

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 and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Auckland in April: highs in Paris hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to 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
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Chocolaterie Bordeaux Maison Darricau depuis 1915 and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dune du Pilat.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip maker .

You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Dune du Pilat
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
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Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
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, don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Plentzia and then admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bilbao trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Bordeaux to Bilbao by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Bilbao to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, then stroll through Cais da Ribeira, then get lost in a book at Livraria Lello, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Madrid in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time 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
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Alfama and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon tour website .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in May, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (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
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, then admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Los Refinadores.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Seville planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, then pause for some serene contemplation 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 find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Valencia trip planner .

You can fly from Seville to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Valencia sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc 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, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in May, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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): explore the galleries 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. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive 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
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 24th (Sun), make a trip to Ratto della Sabina, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary planning tool .

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. Traveling from Nice in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Florence. 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
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 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
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time 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
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
On the 1st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vienna road trip planning tool .

Getting from Venice to Vienna by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in May: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, and finally take some stellar pictures from Main Tower. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Romer, steep yourself in history at Goethe House, then snap pictures at Eiserner Steg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally appreciate the history behind Uhrtuermchen.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt online visit planner .

Fly from Vienna to Frankfurt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

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

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Frankfurt in June, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°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
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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