41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Windhoek, Namibia
Fly:  18​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
10
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Windhoek, Namibia

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, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome online attractions planner .

Windhoek, Namibia to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Rome. Traveling from Windhoek in December, things will get colder in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence online vacation builder .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

Make your Barcelona itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon sightseeing planning website .

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in December; daily highs in Dublin reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, walk around Hyde Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

Make your Paris itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour builder .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take a stroll through Lesser Town, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Prague trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Prague reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip builder .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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nights
Istanbul, Turkey

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul tour builder website .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in January, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit warmer (10°C), and nights are much hotter (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:
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Food Tours
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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