40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  5 h
3
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 11 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
End: Rome, Italy

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, thenview the masterpieces at Art and Office - Tintin and Comics, thendelve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, thenexplore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Soqquadro APS.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online attractions planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in January, with highs in Rome at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Catacombs of Saint Callixtus ©
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
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.
Head to Viktualienmarkt and Bavarian Outfittersfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Alte Pinakothek and Deutsches Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: walk around English Garden, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallerie Thomas, and examine the collection at BMW Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Munich trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Munich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Munich is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can 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

2
nights
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.
To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Berlin road trip planner.

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Le Marais. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

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

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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.
Cuevas del Drach and AHOY! Art Gallery Palma are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca and Igor Morski Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Palma de Mallorca side-trips: Studio Weil (in Port d'Andratx), Church of Felanitx (in Felanitx) and CCA Andratx (in Andratx). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castell de Bellver, stop by Sea Yogi Palma, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Millor Beach, and view the masterpieces at Gerhardt Braun Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca trip maker app.

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 January, expect nights in Palma de Mallorca to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Valldemossa, Alcudia, Cuevas del Drach, Cala Millor Beach, Juniper Serra's Missions (Street Museum)
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Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Cuevas del Drach ©
Cuevas del Drach
Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma ©
Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Gran Via. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Rio Creative Art Center will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, shop like a local with Alcion Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal.

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

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 February, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Parks
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Enoteca Iemmallo. You'll explore and learn at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Monte Legnoncino (in Introzzo) and Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (in Ossuccio). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Grona, admire the masterpieces at Museo San Fedele, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Madrid to Milan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Milan, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Monte Grona, Monte Legnoncino, Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra, Sacro Monte di Ossuccio
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Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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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 10th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell and then contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, take in the exciting artwork at Bologna Fotografata. Tre Secoli di Sguardi, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, thenbrowse for treasures at Abacanto Home, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Milan to Bologna in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Bologna sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Castello Estense, Monte Adone
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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna ©
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and then take in the exciting artwork at I Mosaici Di Lastrucci. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, take in the exciting artwork at Limbo Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Scarpelli Mosaici, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Collezione Roberto Casamonti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Get outdoors at Asd L'Aquila di Mare and Accademia dell'Avventura. Do your shopping at Via Condotti and I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli. See some other sides of Rome: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, browse for treasures at Antiquariato Europeo, and head outdoors with Thrune Survival.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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