41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online road trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Athens. Traveling from Jeddah in April, things will get colder in Athens: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 11th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, then contemplate the long history of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Athens in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Thessaloniki, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Krakow, Poland

— 4 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Krakow in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Krakow. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Thessaloniki in April; daily highs in Krakow reach 16°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and finally contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski). On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Berlin.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin road trip planning website.

You can fly from Warsaw to Berlin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and get great views at Petřín.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at BMW Welt, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Munich visit planning app.

Fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 29th (Thu), stroll through Mirabell Palace, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to Hundertwasserhaus, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna journey planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Vienna are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Sarajevo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sarajevo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 8th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Venice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker tool.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome journey maker tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.